ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE OF JÄRVILAKEUS (JÄRVILAKEUDEN KANSALAISOPISTO)
Adult Education Centre of Järvilakeus is an educational institute controlled by the Finnish law of non-formal education. The institute has been established in 1966. They provide education in the fields of culture (music, literature, theatre, arts, crafts etc.) and languages, gymnastics, IT-skills etc. The values that guide the education are voluntary, self-development and the principle of life-long learning. They co-operate with different educational institutes, different branches of municipal administration as well as with various associations and voluntary organizations to provide allocated education services to people in their area. Courses are mainly for adults, but there are also courses for children and youth. The courses are held in different places in the area of Kauhava, Evijärvi and Lappajarvi.
An important field of their work is co-operation with different theatre and music groups: for example there are 7-8 amateur theatre groups in the area, which produce theatre presentations throughout the year and which get a professional director from Centre of Järvilakeus.