The 2019 Adult Learners’ Week was celebrated in West Pokot County, with the Kenya Adult Learners’ Association taking part in the week long event that brings adult learners together to share experiences and addressing issues that affect adult learning. The event, held back to back with the International Literacy Day, is an important event in the calendar of the adult learning movement, as it provides an avenue for adult learners to map out critical issues affecting them in different capacities. This year’s event, which started on 2nd September, saw KALA visiting different centre where adult education takes place. The centers visited included Kabichichi and Sigor, where the adult learners were taken through the importance of adult education, sustainable development goals and empowerment as part of mobilization and motivation of community to take part in the adult learning programmes. KALA National Coordinator, Magdalene Gathoni, who went through the adult education programme highlighted the need for an enhanced capacities of adult learners in community development initiatives. She gave her personal experience and journey through the adult education programme, which saw her becoming an ambassador of the adult education movement.

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