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Jan 28, 2020

Literacy & Empowerment Adult Program Launched

The Ministry of Education today launched the Literacy and Empowerment Adult Programme. The programme seeks to empower adults who struggle with basic reading and comprehension skills. The lessons will be held at Unity Presbyterian School and ITVET in Belize City. The programme will be offered twice per week and according to Chief Education Officer, Doctor Carol Babb, sixty applicants have been submitted by parents who are willing to improve their skills. Doctor Babb says that participants will participant in functional literacy.


Carol Babb

Dr. Carol Babb, Chief Education Officer

“Any parent who is interested in learning to read and write or willing to improve their literacy skills they are welcome to attend. They can get forms at the school here, from ITVET or from the Collet office.  So far we have received sixty applicants alone form this Collet Division. So what we are doing, we are teach them it will have to be a different approach. You can’t teach them the same way you would teach a child because you don’t want them to feel embarrassed. Remember they are adults. So we are going to teach them functional literacy. Functional literacy meaning learning how to fill up forms, how to fill out a passport form, how to read their children’s report card. We are going to determine what their needs are. Of course we will teach Phoenix and the other concepts of literacy.”

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