26TEN Community - Huon

Big plans for working together: 26TEN's Huon Community

Big GeCo Logo-1.jpgGeeveston Community Centre applied for a grant to establish the Huon as a 26TEN Community early in 2015. They plan to increase understanding about literacy in Dover, Geeveston, Franklin, Cygnet and Huonville by engaging with businesses, community groups and individuals. 

They also plan to build skills in the community by training volunteer literacy tutors in each of the five townships. Once the tutors are trained and are given resources they will be matched with people in the community who want support with reading, writing or maths.

The 26TEN Community will also participate in events, meetings and activities to explain how low literacy affects individuals, workplaces and townships. They will also use local media to let people know what can be done if we all work together.

We are looking forward to hearing more!