Adult Learners' Week
International Adult Learners' Week is held in early April to celebrate adult learners and the joy of learning throughout life. To learn more, visit Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
We held a writing contest called Message in a Bottle for adult learners. We asked for written entries that would inspire others to go back to school.
To read the winning entries click here.
2010, 2011 and 2012
We partnered with Holland College to host an afternoon of entertainment for Holland College students involved in the level and GED courses. Both events included entertainment by musician Mark Haines and comedian Lenny MacPherson. Kim MacGrath-Myers, an adult learner, told her story and provided the audience with motivation and guidance. Approximately 50 individuals attended each event.
We created articles for The Guardian and The Journal Pioneer newspapers - one was printed each day of the week. Each newspaper also interviewed an adult learner in their area and printed a feature article on their story.
We printed and distributed a special edition of the "Live and Learn" newsletter featuring the stories of ten adult learners to all members and partners. We partnered with Holland College to host a launch of the newsletter with level and GED course students, teachers and adult learners profiled in the newsletter. During the launch, we gave out bursaries to the winning candidates and Holland College provided certificates to students who took part in a reading activity.
June 3, 2013
May 27, 2013
May 22, 2013
May 16, 2013
April 29, 2013
April 6, 2013
My name is Terry Affleck and I learned to read at the age of 63 and today at 65 I am enrolled at Holland College to prepare for my GED. More...
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