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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

ALA webinar: Life changing – literacy and learning for adults from the justice system

  • When: Wednesday 7 August 2024 @ 1:00pm AEST
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Cost: FREE for ALA members | $65 non-members

Hear firsthand from experienced practitioners working with current and former offenders, as they share case studies showcasing the transformative impact of adult literacy and learning on lives. Uncover powerful narratives illustrating how education becomes a catalyst for positive change, breaking cycles, offering individuals in the justice system an opportunity for personal growth, rehabilitation, and a pathway to a brighter future.

Wayne Hosking

After 16 years at the helm of the world’s largest rock lobster exporter, Wayne re-trained as an adult literacy and numeracy teacher.  Wayne was chair of the Geraldton University Centre when it transitioned from a University-controlled entity to Australia’s first independent, locally controlled University Centre. 

He taught literacy at the Greenough Regional Prison for 3 years, and now runs Hub Cap, providing literacy, art and music programs for marginalised men in the Mid-West community.  He is also a tutor for Curtin University Centre for Aboriginal Studies and a support worker for Housing First Support Services.

Amanda Shepherd

Amanda is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Green Fox Training Studio. Green Fox Studio is an award-winning, full-service creative agency and social enterprise operating Australia’s first not-for-profit graphic and digital design training studios inside prisons, detention centres and in the community. She has over 25 years of experience in the industry.

Josephine Boffa

Josephine is the Community Partnerships Coordinator for Jesuit Community College, a program of Jesuit Social Services. She has extensive experience working in the not-for-profit sector in the areas of education, training and employment in assisting individuals, and by extension, their families to achieve greater social and economic participation.

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