Literacy Aotearoa Wellington (LAW) is a specialist provider of Adult Literacy and Numeracy education. We have been working with adult Wellingtonians for over 30 years. Our programmes help people improve their literacy – including reading, writing, spelling, everyday numeracy and computer skills.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and provide tuition at no direct cost to the learner.

LAW offers a number of different programmes to suit each individual’s  learning needs. We have seen students gain increased confidence and a feeling of acceptance here, which allow them to make changes they haven’t always felt possible, inemployment, education or new life pathways.

On completion of their course or programme with us, many students have become more involved in their communities, taken better care of their health and finances or become more engaged with their children’s education.

Literacy Aotearoa Wellington is a Treaty-based organisation, operating under the four principles of:

Rangatiratanga – acknowledging and developing independence,

Manaakitanga – having working relationships built upon mutual respect and trust,

Whanaungatangaensuring personal care and support for our learners, staff and stakeholders and

 Kāwanatanga – being learner-centred.

This ensures we engage with students holistically and nurture a whanau or family environment at LAW

Literacy Aotearoa Wellington values the process of ako – “sometimes teacher, sometimes learner,” acknowledges the unique skills and talents of our learners and respects the many different backgrounds and cultures they bring to the organisation.



“Nā tāu rourou

Nā tāku rourou

Ka ora ai te iwi “


“With your food basket

And my food basket

The people will thrive”