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A community learning centre is a local educational institution, usually set up and managed by local communities to provide various learning opportunities with the support of the government, NGOs, and the private sector. Literacy, post-literacy, income generation, life skill programmes and basic education are typically offered at CLCs. The learning programmes in CLCs vary according to local needs and contexts in the community.
The aim of a CLC
The aim of a CLC is to empower individuals and promote community development through life-long education for all people in the community, including adults, youth and children of all ages. The main beneficiaries of a CLC are people with fewer opportunities for education, for example, pre-school children, out-of-school children, women, youth, and the elderly.
Where are CLCs?
As of now, as many as 24 countries have established CLCs or similar non-formal education (NFE) Centres. The number of countries supporting CLCs has been steadily increasing. In the Asia-Pacific, there are an estimated 170,000 CLCs and NFE Centres.