Our mission is to deliver a wide range of Adult Basic Education
and Training programmes to educationally disadvantaged adults by
way of adult education centres, teacher training, curriculum
development and community outreach.
communities, industry and government.
As a result of
educational deprivation in the past, there are currently 4.7
million adults in South Africa who never went to school and are
totally illiterate. A further 4.9 million adults are
functionally illiterate (as they left school before grade 7).
Acquiring literacy and numeracy skills goes a long way towards
addressing the inequalities of the past, as adults learn not
only to read and write, but to take control of their everyday
lives through activities like banking, filling in forms, reading
work instructions and voting.