Almost 7 million adult Australians struggle with everyday literacy. This SBS documentary follows eight adult learners as they confront and overcome their fears of not being able to read and write very well and then realise that perhaps they can change their lives with the help of the teachers in the show. These learners should first of all be congratulated for finding ways to get through each day - amazing resilience and creativity! However, continually employing these strategies is exhausting.
The examples seen in this series are what the volunteer Coordinators and tutors in the Read Write Now program see each and every week. Our tutors are creative, patient and committed to helping those people who seek help from the program.
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