4.1 Planning Functional Adult Literacy Programmes
Practically everyone will agree that FAL programmes can be more effective if they are properly planned. Therefore, FAL Instructors and Supervisors should know how to plan as well as to organise and manage FAL programmes.
This topic covers:
• the steps to be followed in planning FAL programmes.
By the end of this session, the participants should be able to:
• list and explain the steps to be followed in planning FAL programmes.
c) Time: 1 hour 40 minutes.
d) Learning Aids: Blackboard, chalk, manila or newsprint, markers, masked tapes.
e) Procedure and Learning Points:
1. [10 min.] Ask the participants to brainstorm on the meaning of the word “planning” and allow a short discussion.
Planning is a deliberate effort. It involves following certain stages and applying some skills.
2. Ask the participants to form groups of 5 to 7 persons. Facilitator issues the following tasks:
(a) [30 min.] Identify the steps you would follow in introducing FAL in your communities.
• Consultation and sensitisation of the community members.
(b) [30 min.] Identify the skills you would apply during community mobilisation.
- think of ideas, problems, etc. that can be discussed.
(c) Meeting skills. Ability to:
- think of matters for discussion.
(d) Interviewing skills. Ability to:
- identify factors to guide data collection.
(e) Communication skills. Ability to:
- prepare points/ideas to talk about.
(f) Participatory Planning skills. Ability to:
- Ask members state their interests freely.
(g) Follow-up skills. Ability to:
- think of issues that need to be assessed.
[10 min.] The steps and skills provided above should only act as a guide. The facilitator should ask the participants to identify more steps and skills that may be applicable to their own situations.
[20 min.] Ask each participant to write down the most important steps in planning and community mobilisation skills to be shared.
Ask the participants to think of the activities they will carry out when planning FAL in their communities.
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