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Mayor Joins Learners in Taster Sessions

Southwark Mayor and Councillor Vicky Naish and learners from ESF SCALP 2 Project enjoyed IT Taster Sessions at the launch of the new Advocacy Learning Project.

After the looking at the reasons behind why people in the Southwark Community do not participate in learning, the project was created. It hopes to address the financial and motivational barriers that prevent certain groups getting involved. SCALP 2 offers local people the opportunity to enable people to take part in a positive learning experience and a chance to learn new skills.

Supporting in the Community

The project supports those who have English has a second or other language, black and minority ethnic groups, the long term unemployed, the disabled, the homeless, lone parents and people over 50 years old.

Expertise of local agencies will be used in the project. Blackfriars Advice Centre will work to recruit people and facilitate access to advice on benefits and housing. Elephant Angels are using their trained advisors to provide on-going support, information and advice about local learning opportunities. Into and The Beormund Centre will provide free taster sessions on a variety of topics from Surfing the Net to Skills for Life.

All courses hope to meet local needs and promise to be flexible and fun. Information on how to sign up on free taster sessions can be found from Debbie Morey on 020 7358 5991. A place can be booked by contacting Asmait Berhane on 020 7274 2888.

Angela Balakrishnan

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