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The Trust has changed its name!

In recognition of the Trust’s 2017 decision to work with teenagers, and its recognition that working with young people may prevent years of unhappiness for these teenagers, at its meeting today the board of the Adult Literacy Rural Trust has changed the trust’s name to the Rural Youth and Adult Literacy Trust. RYALT.

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Interviews With Coaches

These interviews were done when our training was an online live training. Now trainee coaches are able to access a recorded version of the training at any time. This makes the training more easily accessed by coaches and saves the ALRT a lot of money which can be used for other parts of the service. […]

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Nelson North Lions Club

On 27th March, manager, Jo Poland, spoke to Nelson North Lions club about the issues our students need to deal with. She spoke about the shame that people feel when they can’t read and write well, the fact that most of our learners FEEL dumb but are, in fact, far from dumb, that many of […]

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The Power of Literacy – Learning Changes Lives

Richard Nahi - Gangster Turned Pastor

For the last two months the Adult Literacy Rural Trust has been¬†supporting¬†Richard Nahi on his journey to learn to read. A former gang member (now a pastor), Nahi did not come from a supportive¬†family environment who encouraged him to learn. As a result, he unfortunately missed out on this important skill. But he has taken […]

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