Year of Lifelong Learning

As members of the ACE sector we know first-hand how lifelong learning changes lives. In 2020, ACE Aotearoa wants you to help spread the word by joining our year-long celebration of Lifelong Learning.  We want to:

  • Raise awareness of the benefits of lifelong learning in changing lives
  • Celebrate the outcomes of lifelong learning
  • Advocate for Adult Learners
  • Celebrate Indigeneity.

The Year of Lifelong Learning 2020 will include:

  • A symposium on lifelong learning
  • ACE regular events such as the Hui Fono and Conference with Year of Lifelong Learning themes and activities
  • A grand finale celebration during the Festival of Adult Learning week in September
  • Opportunities to partner with other agencies who support the Lifelong Learning kaupapa.

We will keep you updated through our regular communications channels. Please let us know how your learning community would like to participate in this special year.

Year of Lifelong Learning Key Messages

  • Lifelong learning is one of four pillars identified as vital for wellbeing and positive ageing
  • Lifelong learning reduces health and social costs
  • Lifelong learning empowers adults by giving them the knowledge and skills to better their lives, their families and communities
  • Intergenerational learning where generations learn and study together to gain skills, values and knowledge, builds social cohesion
  • Me ako inaianei - Learn Now

Funding Grants for the Year of Lifelong Learning Available

We are now able to run planned events and activities to celebrate the Year of Lifelong Learning and annual Festival of Adult Learning in September. Funding is available for events.

Click here to download the Funding Application Form.

Year of Lifelong Learning Logos

Click on the logo below to download them for use with your promotion.