Adult Learning Centre Needs Funds

September 20, 2017

 

 

A Horowhenua adult learning centre is screaming out for more funding as it tries

to get adults into employment.

 

The Arohamai Literacy Horowhenua Centre in Levin struggles to provide students with resources.

 

Arohamai tutor Daniel Bulman says the centre needed more support and they are desperately underfunded and work on a fraction of what a secondary school would receive if they had a similar number of students.

 

Literacy Aotearoa chief executive Bronwyn Yates would not disclose how much funding the Horowhenua centre receives from the Government, but she said it received $7.6 million in 2016 to work with 6300 learners across its 47 sites.

 

That is $1206 per person, on average. The centre also received $500 from the Horowhenua District Council in 2017 and about $2000 last year.

 

There are about 100 students each year at the Horowhenua centre. Bulman says they were given help to complete NCEA qualifications, they were taught basic numeracy and literacy skills, and how to write resumes and cover letters.

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