“A European Social Fund (ESF) sponsored project, run by Lambeth Women’s Workshop (LWW), has been chosen to appear in a promotional video. The video will present a day in the life of Jo Maeva, 28, a beneficiary of the project, and will also feature interviews with several directors of LWW and the Executive Director of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) London Central.
The film is being made by the ESF, who intend to screen it at a major conference during the UK’s presidency of the European Union. The ESF targets economically deprived areas in EU countries, and awards funding to projects that help people overcome barriers to employment. The aim of the film is to show the real impact it has on people’s lives at a grassroots level.
The LWW project is one of thousands of ESF – funded schemes in the UK, and it is a mark of its success that it was chosen to appear. It targets unemployed women who face multiple barriers to employment, such as age, ethnicity, limited formal education, and ex-offender status. The project aims to help participants develop carpentry and joining skills, and offers them the opportunity to gain industry-recognised qualifications they can use to find work or start up a business.
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