WELCOME TO THE ADULT LITERACY ORGANISERS' ASSOCIATION WEBSITE!

The Adult Literacy Organisers’ Association provides collective representation of Adult Literacy Organisers who manage adult literacy and basic education services throughout the Republic of Ireland and under the auspices of Education and Training Boards (ETBs). Our work is guided by and is in line with the SOLAS FET Strategy 2014 – 2019.

Adult Literacy Organisers provide an essential service in local communities and help adults return to learning in a safe, friendly and supported environment. We manage a variety of resources and work in an integrated way across the ETBs and with a number of other agencies. We place learners in small groups or in one to one tuition so that they can learn at their own pace and in their own way. We provide the option of certification to students up to and including QQI Level 3. We also work hard with our dedicated group and volunteer tutors to develop innovative unaccredited programmes that help learners develop the skills they need to better participate in economic, social, community and family life.

Collaboration, learning and sharing is important to us all. This website provides a platform for us to share our practice, to publicise what we do and to promote excellence.

I hope you will greatly benefit from visiting our website. I also hope that you will take the opportunity to share your stories, your triumphs and your learning.

Tara Kelly

Tara Kelly,
Chair

latest news

ALOA AGM 2019 Celebrating 20 years
The ALOA had their annual AGM in Piper’s Hill on 9th May, 2019. At the AGM, following the Secretary and […]
New Spelling App for Literacy and Language Learners
GRETB’s Adult Literacy Service is delighted to announce the launch of their new spelling app, Syllables, on the App store. […]
Student Learning Journey
Student Profile (Male aged between 50 & 60) Richard suffered from depression for many years he was attending a psychologist […]

Some important facts about Adult Literacy

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% Irish adults are below Level 1 on the literacy scale

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% Irish Adults are Below Level 1 on the Numeracy Scale

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% Irish Adults Are Below Level 1 On Problem Solving

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% Irish Adults Are At Level 2 and 3 on The Literacy Scale

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EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Tara Kelly
Tara Kelly
Kilkenny/Carlow ETB, Chair
Alison Jones
Alison Jones
Galway/Roscommon ETB, Vice Chair
Cathy Powell
Cathy Powell
Mayo/Sligo/Leitrim ETB, Secretary
Margot Walsh
Margot Walsh
Limerick/Clare ETB, Treasurer
Rose Brownen - ALOA
Rose Brownen
City of Dublin ETB
Aoife McCormack
Aoife McCormack
Kerry ETB
Adele McElhinney
Adele McElhinney
Donegal ETB
Maria Morgan
Maria Morgan
Louth/Meath ETB
Frances Stephenson
Frances Stephenson
Longford/Westmeath ETB
Ciaran Lynch - ALOA
Ciarán Lynch
Cork ETB