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My Skill- "St. Joseph's Adult Education Program" Great initiative.

When I first read about this challenge to choose a skill that can be offered free in the community. I found myself in quite a pickle about what skill I could choose that is free and offers a huge benefit to the individual and ultimately the community . After lots of thought and discussion with fellow EVOKE members I found a skill that can fulfill the above needs and truly be a major advantage to south africa. Literacy courses.

South Africa's literacy rates are one of the lowest is the world having 18,6% of South Africa illiterate. This means that 9055782 people in South Africa are Illiterate. This is a large figure and South Africa is trying its best to reduce this large number of illiterate people - by setting up numerous organizations such as the St. Joseph's Adult Education Program (http://www.stjosephsaep.co.za), Which offers free literacy training courses in English, Xhosa and Afrikaans to anyone that is in need for free.

Information on St. Joseph's Adult Education Program:

Experienced and qualified literacy facilitators offer cla**** in the three dominant languages of the Western Cape: English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. All three courses are free of charge. The learners will be given the tools to not only decipher their world, but also to understand their reality with all its symbols. Rita Searle is the co-ordinator of this project. Times:

English: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Afrikaans: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Xhosa: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Cost: Free

Duration: Cla**** are help throughout the year

Start Date: Saturday 16 January

This organization is creating the foundation of many peoples lives by offering them the opportunity to learn to read and write. To be literate is a huge advantage in this day and age, it opens up so many doors and opportunities for one to excel at. The inability to read and write not only prevents people from functioning fully within their communities, but also exerts an influence on national priorities and the use of human and material resources. Without literacy you can not express your mind in an influential way and this can only hinder you in all aspect of life.

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Comment by Bongumusa on March 10, 2010 at 7:02pm
It si excellent my girl. you got the right points and you manage to stick to it. it is more knowledgeable and professional looking. Good!
Comment by Ryan Benech on March 10, 2010 at 9:30pm
I wonder if there are online tools to learn how to read? Hrm... here is a few... Maybe a mentor can help a young entrepreneur in Africa to organize English lessons from a Internet cafe or other public computer?
Comment by cattavery on March 10, 2010 at 11:36pm
literacy is really most important. Learning to read is the one time that you really need the attention of another human being in order to achieve the full skill set. Once people can read they can become digitally literate and access so many resources. +1 local insight.
Comment by Reid Falconer on March 13, 2010 at 4:17pm
@ Ryan Bench: I will add ways to learn literacy over the internet asap.


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