MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Thousands of Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA) students across Trinidad and Tobago will be using their recently printed revised Adult Workbook One - Level 2 to meet their personal literacy goals and enable them to function independently.
The Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA) launched its revised workbook for adults on Wednesday, November 14 at the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS), Port of Spain.
The availability of the revised workbook to adult learners will ensure that each student has the tools necessary to succeed in the literacy programme. The revision will also significantly improve the structure of the organisation’s literacy programme.
In Trinidad and Tobago, 22-23% of persons over the age of 15 are unable to perform everyday reading and writing, such as reading labels and filling out forms. These findings come from surveys conducted in 1994 and 1995 by ALTA and the University of the West Indies respectively.
The Digicel Foundation endorses ALTA’s mission of “Empowering Adults through Literacy” and is happy to provide a grant of US$5000 for the printing of the workbooks.