News from September 2013

27 Sep 2013
NALA is putting on five Numeracy workshops at different locations around the country during Maths Week (October 12 – 20). The workshops will focus on a range of different subject areas, including algebra, materials and technology. There is no cost for attending the events. The workshops will take...
22 Sep 2013
William Thorn will present on PIAAC on Monday in the Royal College of Physicians
The theme for National Adult Literacy Awareness Week this year is ‘Literacy for the 21st Century’. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of what literacy really means in 2013 and also to inform people about the benefits of improving their reading, writing and numeracy skills. Currently there...
18 Sep 2013
Please note that due to demand, we have changed venue to the Royal College of Physicians for our event on Monday 23 September at 2 pm. The new venue is: The Winter Room, Royal College of Physicians, No 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Here is a...
17 Sep 2013
3M is a science-based technology company that produces thousands of products - from health care and highway safety to office products, abrasives and adhesives. In fact, you probably use one of their products everyday and don’t even know it. Here’s a clue...back in 1968 one of their scientists...
6 Sep 2013
Sunday 8 September marks UNESCO International Literacy Day. For 40 years, UNESCO has been celebrating this day by reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.   In Ireland, the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) has been responsible for...
4 Sep 2013
NALA had two student days in 2016, one in Dublin and one in Kilkenny. See six page report below for the issues raised by students. NALA is very grateful to all who helped make the 2016 Student Days a success including tutors and Adult Literacy Organisers who encouraged students to go. Also speakers...