Invitation
Come join us at our stand at the National Ploughing Championships and meet adults who recently returned to education.
Adults who returned to education encourage others to ‘give it a go’ at the National Ploughing Championships

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) would like to invite you to join us at our stand at the National Ploughing Championships and meet students who recently returned to education. They include Olive Phelan, Tony Moloney, Michael Power, Kevin O’Duffy, Noel Phelan and Liz Corkish.

Before the next election, they would especially like to tell you about the social and economic benefits of helping people with low or no qualifications access education.
Why is this important?

In the last OECD survey, it was estimated that one in six Irish adults has problems with even the simplest literacy task such as reading instructions on a bottle of aspirin. One in four people find it difficult to do simple maths.

As low skilled jobs become less available, people without a qualification are at the greatest risk of unemployment and already form the greatest group who are unemployed. Individuals who do not have a basic education also have poorer health and in general lower life expectancy and life chances.

The aim of our awareness work is to help people with poor literacy and numeracy skills access adult education, to create a more inclusive society.

You can find us in:
The Duhallow Tent (Education & Business)
Block 1
Row 30
Stand 583
Unit 21 and 22

National Adult Literacy Awareness Week will also be promoted nationwide from Monday 21 to Friday 25 of September. The aim of the week is to raise awareness about the literacy issue in Ireland and to promote the free courses available to people who want to improve their reading, writing and maths skills.

For queries contact:
Clare McNally, National Adult Literacy Agency
087 6486292 or 01 4127909

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