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‘Get the Numbers, Write’ to commence on TV3 on Monday March 30
27 Mar 2015 : Seán Brosnan
Show follows five individuals as they embark on a journey of self-improvement by returning to education
Broadcaster and student of psychology Sheana Keane will present ‘Get the Numbers, Write’, a new three-part documentary series that follows five individuals, each with their own unique challenges with regards to numeracy and literacy, as they embark on a journey of self-improvement by returning to education and enhancing their skillset.

‘Get The Numbers, Write’ was produced for TV3 by Screentime ShinAwil in association with the BAI and with the help of the Louth Meath Education and Training Board.

Over the course of the series, the audience will meet Chris Duffy (35) from Drogheda, who, like many adult learners, struggled at school due to turbulent times at home. Joining Chris is Gerardine Dunphy (50) from Navan, who has been out of the workplace for over thirty years, Lithuanian born Nadia Jerogova (32) who moved to Ireland in 2007 and has been trying to improve her language skills, and Richard McCormack (59) and Johnny Carolan (45), both of whom have returned to adult education after many years.

Over the course of three months the five adult learners - all of whom have returned to adult learning at the Louth Meath Education and Training Board - will come together with the aim of bringing literacy and numeracy projects directly into the communities of Navan, Dundalk and Drogheda; to help others, create awareness, remove the stigma and improve the literacy skills at a local level. In the first episode the group will be tasked with focusing their maths eyes on Navan and creating a maths trail for the town to get involved in and enjoy.

Presenter Sheana spends time with all five contributors to learn and understand what it is like to live with poor literacy and numeracy levels.

Speaking about her involvement in ‘Get the Numbers, Write’, presenter Sheana Keane said: ‘Get the Numbers, Write’ is such a powerful and very emotional show and I believe it will resonate with many people at home. Figures show that as many as one in six Irish adults struggle to understand the written word while one in four struggle with numbers. Yet, many people feel too ashamed to do anything about it. Hopefully this programme will not only raise awareness but will also give these many people the hope and encouragement to take the next step on the learning curve.’

Produced for TV3 by Screentime ShinAwil in association with the BAI and with the help of the Louth Meath Education and Training Board, Get the Numbers, Write will commence on Monday (30th March) at 9pm on TV3.

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