Literacy friendly in action: Cooking up courage – Webinar for the community and voluntary sector

Literacy friendly in action Cooking up courage 23 May event page

Join the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) for our free training webinar for the  community and voluntary sector to hear about literacy friendly in action.

You will learn practical tips how you can make people feel more welcome and comfortable by using a literacy friendly approach in your services and programmes.

People who are less confident with reading and writing often feel nervous or wary of approaching new people and joining groups.
Hear about two community-based cookery projects that used literacy friendly approaches to support people to develop their confidence with cooking, from handling measurements to timing.

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This project ran a six-week long cooking programme in seven locations across Donegal. The local Family Resource Centres and Home School Liaison Teachers in each area worked together to identify and recruit participants. The programme covered topics like reading recipes, writing recipes, measuring ingredients, operating oven temperatures, and basic budgeting skills.

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This project saw a group of Traveller women in Dublin come together to create a literacy friendly cookbook of traditional Traveller recipes and cures. The group created a printed cookbook and a digital one with extra resources.


  • Adele McElhinney, Regional Adult Literacy Coordinator for Donegal
  • Leah Skipton, Adult Literacy Organiser for Coolock and Darndale, City of Dublin Education and Training Board
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