In-house Adult Literacy
Paulo Freire Institute provides Adult Literacy on a one-to-one basis with the help of trained volunteers. The Institute itself offers an informal environment which helps participants to feel at ease. Tutors are able to respond to the actual needs of their learners. Computers are used as a tool and as an incentive, apart from the added value of helping learners to increase their computer skills.
With the help of a drama teacher parents discussed issues related to their children. A play is written on these issues by the parents themselves and acted out in front of their children with the aim to pass on a message on how to tackle them.
The Institute has produced a tool kit to teach basic Maltese to adults. This was done through the European Social Fund: ESF 3.66. This tool kit is being used also by the Directorate of Life Long Learning (DLLL) and at secondary level in Government and Church schools.
This is to acknowledge that Paulo Freire Institute was the beneficiary of financial assistance by MSDC through the NGO co-financing fund.
The toolkit was later transformed into a web application and mobile app through funds received from Malta Vodafone Foundation.
More information on the toolkit can be found on the dedicated website: cavetta.org.mt.
Adult Lifelong Learning
Since March 2005 the Paulo Freire Institute has participated in the Community-based Lifelong Learning Programme. In collaboration with the Local Council and the Directorate for Lifelong Learning this year (2018-19) we are offering three basic subjects: Maltese, English, Computing. These are courses which will lead to Level I requirements of the Malta Qualifications Council. Furthermore, there's another course leading to an ECDL certificate.
Certain courses organised by JobsPlus take place at PFI. These include
- Employability courses
- Office orientation
- Communication skills
- First-aid courses (from time to time)
- Food handling (from time to time)