UPDATE - Iċ-Ċavetta Toolkit wins Award

Some components of the Iċ-Ċavetta toolkit

'Iċ-Ċavetta', an innovative, professional toolkit developed to address adult illiteracy, published by the Jesuit-run Paulo Freire Institute, and written by David Muscat and Carmen Mamo, received the award for the Best Textbook of the Year last Friday, an award granted by the National Book Council (Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb) which was presented at Castille under the auspices of the Hon, Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi.

'Iċ-Ċavetta' was developed 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. 

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.

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.

For the full Conference timetable, please click here

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