New Toolkit Developed to Address Adult Illiteracy

An innovative, professional toolkit, ‘Ic-Cavetta’, has been developed to address adult illiteracy, as a direct response to concern with a local illiteracy rate estimated to be around 11.2%, which is relatively high when compared to the EU27 rate. The toolkit will help persons with low levels of literacy who are facing social exclusion and difficulties to access the labour market.

The product is IT interactive with audio and visual aids, while being easily accessible and intuitive. It is accessible on the widest possible variety of computer platforms and is fun to use. An added dimension is the introduction of the learner to the use of a computer as a learning tool.

On Saturday 12th November, a public conference about the project ‘Iċ-Ċavetta – Maltese Literacy Toolkit for Employment and Education Inclusion’ will be held at Mount St Joseph Retreat House, Targa Gap, Mosta. 

This adult-literacy project, part-financed by the European Union European Social Fund (ESF), is administered by the Jesuit-run Paulo Freire Institute (PFI) in partnership with the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC), Inspire (Rażżett ta’ Ħbiberija and Eden Foundation) and the Richmond Foundation.

The purpose of the conference is to give an overview of the professional adult-literacy toolkit which has been developed, and will be of interest to anybody involved in the field of adult literacy. A number of persons have already been trained in the use of the toolkit as Trainers, as part of the project.

For the full timetable, please click here.

Interested persons may apply to attend the conference, free of charge by sending their particulars to pfisecretary[at]


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