2.o Literacy Program
2.1 Adult Literacy
The Papua New Guinea Education system provides nine (9) years of Primary education. The Primary education is define has a child enrolled from Elementary 1 and 2 and moving up to doing grade 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. The Secondary education can be define as a child doing grade 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Students who Dropouts between Grades 6-8 of the Education system have an option to enrol into FODE however, this leads us to the million kina questions; Where do the illiterates attend education?
For the past 7 years Anglicare Literacy under the Australian Government through Church government partnership (CPP) funding have provide that pathway for the illiterate youths or adults, people living with HIV/AIDs (PLHIV), sex workers, migrants to have access to our Literacy program.
Currently there are no systems in place, if there are then it’s not working thus government is yet to provide an Education development system that bridges the illiterates into the formal education systems.
The Services provided by the Literacy Program at Anglicare are;
- Level 1 – Subject include Basis English, Vocabulary, Grammar, Writing and Numeracy
- Level 2 – Subject include Intermediate English, Vocabulary, Grammar, Writing and Numeracy
- Level 3 – Subject include English, Phonics, Maths Social Issues and Life Skills
- Level 4 – Subject include English, Phonics, Maths Social Issues and Life Skills
2.2 Life skills Program
Life skills forms part of the curriculum synopsis of the Literacy Program. The primary aim of this project is: TO GIVE ALTERNATIVES ON SUSTAINABLE SOURCES OF INCOME EARNING. Life Skills training focus is on equipping, enriching and empowering unprivileged youths , women, HIV/AIDS victims and other illiterate people from urban settings with very basic knowledge and skills to support them in the informal sector.
Services that the Life skills provide There are two parts to this training program. They Part A – Cooking training and Part B – Sewing training.
Facilitators teach participant skills on cooking and sewing.
Part A – Cooking Training: This project enrich participants with cooking skills such as correctly understanding of cooking recipes to produce cakes, scones, donuts and lamingtons. Wide range of products can be cooked from recipes taught at own times without the guide of facilitators.
Part B – Sewing Training is combined as life skills training. Life skills training is intended for women from settlements or those with HIV/AIDS so women become resilient to any conditions and adapt to changes caused by development.