Let’s Get Learning

Organisers of this year’s Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga have issued a call to action – Let’s Get Learning! and during the first week of September hundreds of events will showcase adult learning all over the country. Whether it’s te reo, sign language, cartooning or cooking, people will be able to ‘get learning’ something new.

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa is inviting everyone to think about what they would like to learn or to indulge their passion to sing, dance or live sustainably – to fill a skill or knowledge gap or start a conversation about the value of lifelong learning.

The Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga which is a UNESCO initiative celebrated in over forty countries, will be launched in
Hokitika on September 2. The festival week that follows, will offer people a huge range of quirky and conventional learning experiences, and highlight the achievements of second chance learners.

Barbershop choirs and workshops on photography, writing, gardening, crafts and digital skills will be found in parks, malls, libraries, museums and rest homes. Organisers will also be promoting how lifelong learning stimulates the brain, gets people off the couch, helps them connect, and creates vibrant, sustainable communities.

For event information see the website