“Literacy screening day this Saturday at the library

The  SXM Reads platform  invites the general public to participate in  a Literacy Screening Day  on Saturday 29th October 2016 from 10.30 am to 12.45 pm at the Library.

The Literacy Screener or “ Taalmeter “  is a quick way to trace language problems. It is an online tool that indicates whether someone’s  reading level is sufficient for activities like writing a letter of application or submitting forms. The instrument is valid, objective and reliable and is designed for organizations that wish to have a quick indication of the language level of their customers, clients or employees. The  screening only takes 12 minutes, The instrument was developed by the European literacy organizations and is widely used in the Netherlands and other European countries .

So Walk in, bring a friend, for this program is for any and everyone who is willing to take  up the challenge and do a 12 minute literacy test  . You can also make use of this opportunity find out  how this tool can be used in your own company or organization.

Everyone is welcome!  So come to the library on this Saturday    and take get yourself “ screened”

SXM Reads aims to create awareness about and support for persons with low literacy skills in our society. Apart from the Philipsburg Jubilee Library, UNESCO, Rotary St Martin Sunrise and Come Centre are represented in SXM Reads.