Read about the Capability Building Model underpinning the Manako Programme, meet the team, and find out more about pathways to capability building.


Download the Manako flyer for more information on the programme.

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The Manako Team

The Manako team is responsible for Ako Aotearoa's language, literacy, numeracy and cultural capability programme for people who work with adult learners.

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Our Capability Building Model

Our model aims to bring together all the elements needed for improving educator capability in adult language, literacy, numeracy and cultural capability.

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About the Manako programme

Manako builds on the work of the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults and He Taunga Waka. Find out more about our plans for the future.

More from Manako

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Tapatoru and DFQM success story

In late 2023, Skills4Work became the first tertiary education organisation to achieve the Dyslexia-Friendly Quality Mark (DFQM) and have their first cohort of staff achieve the Tapatoru Ako Professional Practice Award. 

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Manako Communities of Practice

Join our Manako and Neurodiversity Communities of Practice for tips, resources, research, news and updates.

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A whole-organisation, reflective practice approach to capability building.

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Success Story

Success for Ako Aotearoa in 2023 Library of Congress Literacy Awards

The Library of Congress in the United States has selected Ako Aotearoa, the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, as an honouree in their 2023 Literacy Awards.

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Success Story

28 staff from three tertiary organisations receive Tapatoru Award in online ceremony

Ako Aotearoa was proud to acknowledge the recent awardees of the Tapatoru Ako Professional Practice Award in an online ceremony last week.

Attendees of the 2023 DFQM Award ceremony in Zoom

Success Story

Five tertiary organisations acknowledged in online DFQM ceremony

We were delighted to acknowledge five tertiary organisations for their achievement of the New Zealand Dyslexia-Friendly Quality Mark (DFQM) in an online ceremony yesterday.