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

Two ALOs from Donegal ETB Retiring
L-R: Geraldine O’Haire, Sheila Davin, Adele McElhinney, Joyce Burns, Ann Kavanagh, Martina Needham, Dolores MhicGeidigh. Two ALOs from Donegal ETB […]
Launch of new UIL publication on family literacy and learning
Launch of new UIL publication on family literacy and learning
A new FL resource has been developed by UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning (with a sub Saharan African focus) . The […]
‘Looking after the family, Looking after me’ (Clare Family Learning Project)
Review of ‘Looking after the family, Looking after me’ Pilot Project Clare Family Learning Project in conjunction with St. Vincent […]

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, Secretary
Cathy Powell
Cathy Powell
Mayo/Sligo/Leitrim ETB, Vice Secretary
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
Margot Walsh
Margot Walsh
Limerick/Clare ETB, Treasurer
Kathleen Dunne
Kathleen Dunne
Laois/Offaly ETB
Frances Stephenson
Frances Stephenson
Longford/Westmeath ETB
Mary Chambers
Mary Chambers
Cork ETB, PRO