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Alteo : Adult literacy program

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Alteo : Adult literacy program

Certificate Presentation to the Adult Literacy Programme

In June 2023, Alteo launched the Adult Literacy Programme, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at empowering adults with essential literacy skills. On March 14, 2024, a significant milestone was reached as the inaugural cohort of 19 adults successfully completed their first year of learning and received their certificates for level 1 (Functional Literacy) at the Trou-d’Eau-Douce Recreation Center.

Under the guidance of the NGO Knowledge Auxiliary Center, participants underwent 50 hours of comprehensive training, learning vital skills such as self-introduction, form filling, and English expression. The graduation ceremony was graced by representatives from the NGO, including director Marie Thérèse Utile and instructor Roselyne Rabail, alongside esteemed guests such as village president Jessica Boniface, district councilor Jonathan Dardenne, and members of Alteo’s CSR committee.

« When my children were younger, I was very attentive and accompanied them in their homework. Back then, no one could have imagined that I couldn’t read », confides Anne-Marie Victoire Marie, one of the beneficiaries. Today, the reason she wanted to take this functional literacy course is because of her grandchildren. « They speak fluent English and I find it hard to talk back to them. So I wanted to be part of the first batch to take the course, and today my perseverance has finally paid off », continues this bubbly grandmother.

It’s no coincidence that Alteo chose to launch such a project in the region, adds Charlotte Cicéron-Delorie, the Group’s Training and Development Lead and a member of the CSR Committee. « We are particularly proud to have set up this project following a study carried out a few years ago within the Group, which revealed that many employees were illiterate. This initiative was therefore particularly close to our hearts. The aim of the literacy course was to help people who can neither read nor write to become more independent, and from the feedback we have received, this objective has been achieved. We would like to congratulate all the beneficiaries on this great success », she emphasizes.

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