Can you imagine going through life without possessing basic writing skills? To be able to access even the simplest institutions of modern society, we need to be able to at least write our names. Yet there are millions of South Africans who are unable to perform even this simple task due to a lack of education. The constitution of our country is recognised as one of the best constitutions in the world and provides for many human rights including the right to education of every citizen. Thus many initiatives have been launched across the country to ensure that each and every South African has access to adult basic education and training in their community. It is important for every educated person to find out how they can become involved in these initiatives and convey the value of an education and pass on their skills.