Seniors celebrate adult learning in weekend celebration at hotel

Moyahabo Mabeba

Moyahabo Mabeba

Senior citizens gathered in Polo- kwane, Limpopo, at the weekend to celebrate Adult Learners Week (ALW) at the Ranch hotel.

The campaign highlighted the importance of adult learning as a vehicle for social transformation and development for the elderly.

Archie Mokomane, chairman of the Adult Learning Network, said the theme of the occasion was in line with the national literacy campaign popularly known as Kha ri gude, which loosely translated means let us learn.

At the prize-giving ceremony, Limpopo's group from Dithogwaneng village in the Molepo area won the Abet Learning Centre of the Year Awards for their sterling job in their bakery business.

KwaZulu-Natal scooped major silverware in the category for pupils, teachers and project categories.

Let Williams from the Eastern Cape was awarded the Lifetime Achievement medal.

There were more than 700 dele- gates, mainly from rural neighbourhoods, gathered to celebrate the three-day event.

The leading partners were the national Department of Education, the South African ABET Development Agency, the Mining Qualifications Authority, Project Literacy and Adult Literacy Network.

The ALW campaign has been endorsed by the United Nations Science and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as a means through which countries can profile adult literacy, adult basic education and learning.

Unesco member states are required to support the campaign by means of making resources available and to unite social partners for the advancement of adult learning.