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Learn Something New – It’s Good for You!

Learn Something New – It’s Good for You!

For twenty years New Zealanders have joined adults in over forty countries to celebrate the joy of learning. The celebration formerly known as Adult Learners’ Week, is a UNESCO initiative highlighting the importance and benefits of lifelong learning and encouraging people to try learning something new.

In 2018, Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa is inviting everyone to once again have some fun during the week of September
3-9 by participating in a Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga – to think about what they would like to learn - to sing, dance, speak te reo, fill a skill or knowledge gap or start a conversation about the value of learning something new.

The Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga will be launched at Rutherford College in West Auckland on Saturday, September 1. The launch event will feature six adult learners sharing their learning journeys. It will be followed by a learning expo at the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre showcasing dozens of learning opportunities.

During the festival week, September 3-9, event organisers all over the country will highlight the achievements of second chance learners, and offer a huge range of quirky and conventional learning opportunities for anyone interested in having a go. They will also be promoting how lifelong learning stimulates the brain, gets us off the couch and creates vibrant communities.

For more information see the website

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