About Us

Literacy is listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy and critical thinking, interwoven with the knowledge of social and cultural practices.  Literacy empowers people to contribute to and improve society.

Literacy Aotearoa is a national organisation of adult literacy providers and is a leading commentator on literacy issues in Aotearoa (New Zealand).

In carrying out its mission... ‘to develop, promote and deliver accessible, quality literacy services designed to ensure the peoples of Aotearoa are critically literate’, Literacy Aotearoa has a fundamental commitment to student-centred learning, at no direct cost to the learner. 

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Over one million adults in New Zealand have literacy difficulties in their everyday lives. 
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Literacy Alliance

Literacy Aotearoa is a member of the Literacy Alliance together with the Industry Training Federation, Workbase, Business New Zealand, English Language Partners, NZ Council of Trade Unions, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics of New Zealand.

ACE Sector Strategic Alliance

Literacy Aotearoa is a member of the ACE Sector Strategic Alliance together with Te Runanga oTe Ataarangi, Community Learning Association Through Schools (CLASS), English Language Partners (ELPNZ), Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa, Rural Education Activities Programme Aotearoa New Zealand (REAPANZ), Metropolitan Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara (New Zealand Vice Chancellors' Committee), the Pasifika Education Centre (PEC), and the Federation of Workers’ Education Associations (FWEA).  








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