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Charity Eases Cost of Education for Student at Eastleigh College

Eastleigh College proudly announced that one of their students will be continuing their education and taking a place at Winchester University, thanks in no small part to the Helena Kennedy Foundation.

The Foundation, which offers students financial help to enable them to continue in education, awarded Eastleigh student Jill Blacknell a bursary to enable her to fulfill her ambitions of becoming a teacher.

Jill, a single mother with three children, studied an access to higher education course at Eastleigh and is now setting her sights on qualifying as a primary school teacher. Jill was very lucky to secure a bursary from the Foundation as only 120 are awarded annually.

Helena Kennedy Foundation

The Helena Kennedy Foundation was founded in 1998 by Dr Ann Limb and operates as a registered charity for financially disadvantaged students. The Foundation is run by Baroness Kennedy, who commissioned a report recently which highlighted the enormity of the problems facing the 15 million adults in the UK who have no formal qualifications.

Dick Cervantes, an Eastleigh College lecturer, was delighted for his former student, “Jill made immense progress during her time with us and was highly responsible and conscientious throughout. She has always dedicated that bit extra in order to achieve a higher standard of work and she finished the course strongly and is well prepared to continue in Higher Education. We wish her the very best of luck for the future.”

Dan Atkinson

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