Once people are able read a language, teaching basic writing skills is the next step in the process of achieving literacy. Most of us were taught to read and write in grade one. However, many people did not have access to a school or any education under the Apartheid government. This has left us with the legacy of an adult population group who have no literacy skills whatsoever. The current government has made it a priority that every South African can read and write and has rolled out the Adult Education and Training programme. Centres have been built or converted from existing structures so that people from every walk of life will be able to have easy access to an education.