Every year, we publish a book of student writing for learners by learners. Help us print this year's edition.
“I didn’t know the word ‘author.’ Now I am one.”
It’s very empowering to see your writing in print, especially if you have low literacy skills. Many of our learners have spent years believing they are stupid because people told them so, when in fact they just need to be taught the way they learn. Many come to us saying “I want to write the words I want, not just the ones I know how to spell.”
Every year, we publish a book of student writing, and our learners are delighted to see themselves in print and to share their copies with whānau and friends. With cuts in funding across the board, we could do with some help to print this year’s book. Every little bit helps, and anything over our goal will go towards printing more resources of writing by learners for learners.
Some learners write fiction, some write poetry, but most write about their own lives, and it can be healing to tell a story of moving on from bad times. As Rose wrote “I’m so thrilled that everything is out in the open after so many years. The pain that it caused my life, so much anger. One day hopefully, now it’s out in the open, I will be able to hold my head up high.”
Our provision is informal, friendly and learner-centered, staffed by specialist adult literacy tutors. Our programmes encompass reading, writing, speaking, listening, maths, financial literacy, basic computer skills and workplace literacy.
Printing and Binding Costs.
Surplus money allows us to print and circulate more copies for learners' friends and Whānau.