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Celebrating the Value of Lifelong Learning


Adult Learners’ Week – Celebrating the Value of Lifelong Learning

Adult Learning Support Kapiti will be out and about during Adult Learners’ Week, 4–10 September 2017, celebrating the value of lifelong learning.

While there is solid evidence of a relationship between learning and mental agility as people age, adult learning is good for everyone. Adult learners of all ages and backgrounds report benefits, like greater self-esteem, tolerance, confidence and career prospects.

Adult Learners’ Week celebrates all adult learning, whether it’s up-skilling for a better job, preparing for further study, improving life skills or having fun. Adult Learners’ Week incorporates International Literacy Day on 8th September.

Sally Chapman, Manager of Adult Learning Support Kapiti, says, “In terms of literacy, most adults are good at some things, but struggle with others. Many people can read and write, but not well enough to do all the things they want. They have literacy issues or challenges, but are not illiterate”.

Adult Learning Support Kapiti is holding two events to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week:

• Paraparaumu Information Stall – Wednesday 6th September – 10am to 1pm – outside Kiwibank at Coastlands

• Otaki Open Day – Tuesday 5th September – 11.30am to 1.30pm – at Adult Learning Support Kapiti, 65 Main Street, Otaki (next to the Citizens Advice Bureau).

Stop by to find out about upcoming courses, test your spelling and guess the value of the groceries in the trolley for your chance to win them.

You can find more about Adult Learning Support Kapiti’s free courses on their Facebook page – or website – All courses are part-time and start from as little as two hours per week, with daytime and evening options available.


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