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He Poutama Rangatahi: youth employment

He Poutama Rangatahi

In case you missed it – in early January the government announced  a  new scheme pathwaying rangatahi into employment.

He Poutama Rangatahi is a pilot initiative focused on tackling youth unemployment in provincial New Zealand.

It aims to support communities to develop pathways for rangatahi (aged 15-24) that are not currently in employment, education or training, and take them through to sustained employment underpinned by intensive pastoral care.

Libraries and adult literacy resources

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In Australia a partnership between Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services and Melton City Council has produced a video ‘Welcome to the library reader’ which is also provided as a video. The reader comes with an accompanying teacher resource.

The project was provided with funding from the State Library of Victoria.

The aim is to raise awareness of libraries and the services they provide for the community.

The teacher resource provides a range of learning opportunities for both literacy and ESOL students.

There is also a welcome to the library song.

UK WEA’s New Year, New Course, New Me campaign

New Me Campaign, WEA UK

The UK WEA is kicking off 2019 with this campaign – encouraging people to go to a course in their local community as a way with coping with a rising tide of loneliness.

Loneliness is a major public health issue in most western countries.

WEA CE Ruth Spellman says that in the UK it is reported that more than 9 million people in the UK across all adult ages are either always or often lonely, and around 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month.