Education is a key pillar in the development of any society. All global development goals encourage countries of the world to place great emphasis on the promotion of education of their citizens. Educational development is about institutions supporting positive change in their learners through learner-centred and evidence-based teaching and learning. This approach equips learners with knowledge and skills to respond to contemporary issues in their communities. Educational development is about building self-confidence in the learners in thought and action to rise up to challenges they face through setting goals that are creative, productive and beneficial to their society. Humanising pedagogies and reflections on the role of adult literacy learning in sustainable socio-economic development within local communities will, among other things constitute the focus of research endeavours.