The first step is the hardest. Ring us now to get free help on 09-280-4348 or 0800-891-339.
Free Literacy Lessons
Volunteer coaches help our students with reading, writing and spelling.
Coaches talk with the students by phone or Skype for 30 minutes a day, for 3-5 days a week.
There is nowhere in NZ that is too far away for us to help you.
To become a student, you need to live in a rural area anywhere in NZ where you can’t get to an adult literacy centre, or to be isolated by other circumstances.
Free Short Courses
For Anyone Who Finds Reading and Writing Difficult
All you need is a computer with internet – or even just a phone!
Do it at your own speed
Learn in the comfort of your own home
You Can Do These Courses by Phone
How to Use Your Smart Phone
Essay-writing for Teenagers Course
Learn to Do Crosswords
Learn to Spell
How To Use Snapchat
You Can Do These Courses if You Have a Computer and Internet
How To Surf The Internet
How to Use Skype
How To Use Trade Me
How To Email
How To Use Facebook
Catchup Literacy Camps for High School Students
Camps are run during school holidays. Over time the Trust expects to provide camps for both girls and boys and for junior secondary school level (years 9-10) as well as senior secondary school students (years 11-13).
The pilot programme being run in 2018 is limited by funding to 20 boys from years 11-13.
The camps are free to the families. We ask schools to make a donation of $100 per student but this is not mandatory.
In 2018 camp sponsors are Waikato District Council and ANZ Staff Foundation.
Literacy Hubs in Your Community
We collaborate with other community organisations to provide free adult literacy tuition for their local community. You can start a hub with just one student. We can:
Provide you with volunteer literacy coaches OR train your own volunteers to be literacy coaches.
Provide supervision and mentoring for the coaches – yours or ours.
Provide access to online practice software to speed up learning.
What the other organisation contributes:
The people, the place, the computers and the internet
The Rural Youth and Adult Literacy Trust is a non-profit organisation that assists adults and teenagers living in rural areas (or who are otherwise isolated) with literacy and numeracy. Tuition is free and our tutors can coach you over the phone or Skype. There is nowhere in New Zealand that is too far away for us to help you.