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Social inclusion through literacy

“Letters for Life” is an Adult Literacy Community-Based Project that develops Workshops to promote: literacy, family literacy, digital literacy, empowerment, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and social inclusion.

“Letters for Life” (Letras Prá Vida) is a Portuguese initiative of Coimbra Higher Education School-Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, developed between 2015 and 2017. It is available in Portuguese, referring to literacy, civic, personal and interpersonal and digital capabilities and targets dropouts as well as people who never attended school. The project gathered immigrants, Roma people, elderly people, but also participants with early stage dementia and low self-esteem.

Thanks to this initiative, a community of practice has been built around adult literacy in the area. “Letters for Life” has created an opportunity for participants to develop literacy competences in a friendly environment.

More information about the project can be found in EAEA's article about "Letters for Life" or on the projects' Facebook page.