Friends of ALTA

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Photography & Videography


Writing articles on ALTA

Building maintenance

Donate supplies

Donate supplies

Office stationery

Office equipment
(working condition)

Office furniture

Cleaning supplies

Donate your time

Stock room assistants (March, May & early December)

Library assistants (July-August, before & after Reading Circles)

Office interns

Compiling ALTA materials

Registered Friend of ALTA

What are the benefits of being a registered Friend of ALTA?

Great sense of fulfilment

The joy of helping others

ALTA e-newsletter twice a year

Keep abreast of all things ALTA

Developments in Adult Literacy

Invitation to an annual meeting featuring discussions relevant to adult literacy

Click here to become a registered Friend of ALTA ($100/yr)

Be an ALTA Messenger

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ALTA regularly will send a message with an image or video for you to share through your networks via WhatsApp, Facebook and/or Instagram.

How should I talk about ALTA to someone who needs to improve their literacy?

Find a private place and time to talk.

Choose your words. Instead of saying ‘illiterate’ and ‘slow’, use ‘difficulties with reading or writing’. Say ‘improve your reading & spelling’ versus ‘learn to read and write’.

Draw from your own challenges with mastering a new skill. “I found learning to ___ very difficult.”

Relate this to the skills of reading, writing and spelling. “Like ___, reading is a skill. As with all skills, some find it easy and others difficult. If reading and spelling are difficult for you, this does not mean you can’t learn. It just means it will take longer and you have to put in more effort.”

Say what ALTA offers. “You also need teachers who know how to teach those who find reading hard. ALTA…”