The Adult Literacy Tutors Association, started by Paula Lucie-Smith, is a non-profit organization in existence since 1992. It provides the only comprehensive, structured, adult literacy programme in Trinidad and Tobago. Over the last decade it has trained literacy tutors in St Vincent, Antigua and Grenada, with an adult literacy programme using the ALTA approach and materials currently operating in Grenada.
As a non-governmental organisation, ALTA uses easily accessible public spaces as venues for its classes, ranging from community centres, libraries and schools to churches. Literacy instruction is available free to the public and students only pay $20TT for workbooks each term.
In 2012, ALTA founder and CEO Paula Lucie-Smith received the Anthony N Sabga Award for Caribbean Excellence. Read more about the awards ALTA has received.