Our Committee has identified where some of our Clubs and Groups could work together to deliver a Community Learning Exchange.
A learning exchange involves skilled community members volunteering their time to share their skills similar to U3A or the former Rupanyup Education Activities & Community House provide however, there are no age, gender or geographic limits to participants.
It is similar to the old Skillshare program but also encourages learning exchanges with the added emphasis on the hobby, craft or do-it-yourself level as well as skills development for future employment or careers.
Teaching and Public speaking opportunities are offered to youth to help them develop personal openness and self assurance.
A Learning Exchange could become the basis for a LETS system, a Skillshare program or an active community learning venue.
Lifeskills education can be encouraged at the Community Learning Exchange.
Many of the skills used in daily life are often passed down to children by family and friends and as such, in current times, these are practical skills that may be missed such as how to bake a cake or use a certain tool as well as social skills such as how to communicate clearly.
We have ready volunteers in the Rupanyup & District Clubs and Groups and some coordination and regular venue is all that is required to bring them together for the benefit of locals as well as those currently accessing the programs online.
If you have any interest in understanding more or even putting you name down to volunteer some skill exchange, we would love to hear from you..
Please call David Craker 0353105931
or simply email the Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc: email@example.com