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1200 ADULT LEARNERS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR PROJECT

Operation Upgrade, contracted by Project Literacy, is one of the partners tasked with rolling out the Department of Labour Project in KwaZulu-Natal. We set out to establish and administer 60 rural adult classes with a combined number of 1200 adult learners. The initial phase of the Department of Labour Project began in September 2008 with the recruitment of 14 educators in Hlabisa, 6 Educators in Nongoma and 5 educators in Melmoth.

In October 2008, we recruited a further 35 educators in the nodal areas of the eThekwini region.

The Project provides adult classes to 1200 learners in two learning areas:

• 900 learners in Level 1 English and Numeracy;
• 300 learners in Level 2 English and Numeracy.

 

HIV and AIDS and literacy learning

The educators in training on the HIV and AIDS course make a list of the AIDS topics they want to cover in literacy lessons.  Then in groups they plan lessons on the basis outlined above.  After the course they make their own lesson plans that incorporate some of the HIV/AIDS topics.

EMSENI Community Centre

We have set up a community centre in KwaNibela, called Emseni Community Centre. (“Emseni” means Place of Kindness.) We have built two large rondavels there, one to accommodate our staff and visitors, and one for storage.

The UNESCO Confucius Prize

“The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy was awarded to Operation Upgrade of South Africa, for the “KwaNibela Project”, and continues the Organisation’s 40-year history of commitment and change.  Website Hosted by Pro Hosting Internet Services