Spreading the word about 26TEN

Have you heard of the 26TEN program?

This week is 26TEN week. The aim is to increase the awareness of this literacy and numeracy program.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “I was surprised to hear that nearly one in two Tasmanians have difficulty with every day literacy and numeracy tasks like filling in forms and adding up bills.

“26TEN aims to get us talking about the fact that it’s ok to admit you are struggling and that it’s not too late to make a change.”

 26TEN can help you get the right tools for life. All you have to do is ask for help to get started.

Mayor Kons said, “Council is thrilled to be supporting this fantastic program. Find out more about this program by visiting the old Chicken feed store this Thursday.

“We are literally setting up an information fun day in the centre of town to hopefully shine the light on this program and let people know it’s ok to ask for help with your reading and writing and that help is available.”

Simply drop into the old Chickenfeed store in Wilson Street this Thursday 31 October anytime between 10am to 2pm, visit the Burnie Linc anytime during opening hours, visit www.26ten.tas.gov.au or call 1300 00 2610.

“Come on Burnie. Get the most out of life. Get the right tools for life with the 26TEN program,” Mayor Kons urged.

26TEN is supported by the Tasmanian Government.

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net