Actor Jay Laga'aia Shines a Light on Literacy Levels in Adult Australians – Hope 103.2

Actor Jay Laga’aia Shines a Light on Literacy Levels in Adult Australians

New SBS documentary series 'Lost For Words' follows eight brave Australians who participate in a nine-week-long adult literacy program.

Listen: Jay Laga'aia speaks to Sam Robinson about the new SBS documentary series 'Lost For Words'

By Sam RobinsonWednesday 22 Sep 2021Hope BreakfastTV and Streaming

Well-loved Australian actor Jay Laga’aia is fronting a new documentary on the stigma around literacy levels in adult Australians.

It’s easy to assume, here in Australia we have communication down pat. But did you realise 43 per cent of Australians do not have the necessary literacy skills needed for everyday life? That equates to about seven million Australians.

There’s a new documentary series on SBS called Lost For Words, which follows eight brave Australians who participate in a nine-week-long adult literacy program.

Host and narrator of the series Jay Laga’aia spoke to Hope Breakfast, encouraging Hope listeners to watch the show and also speak up if literacy is a real struggle, as it is with so many Australians.

Hear the full conversation in the player above. Lost For Words starts tonight at 8.30pm on SBS and SBS On Demand.

Feature image: SBS

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