Dare to be Different

The Learning Revolution

Earlier this year Go-Woman! was successful in a joint bid with Adderley Children’s Centre, Birmingham under the Government’s new Transformation Fund. As part of a ‘learning for pleasure’ innovation spearheaded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) the joint project “First Steps – New Opportunities” is one of over 213 winning projects and will engage adults, particularly women, in learning, through taster sessions in a variety of subjects, helping to fulfil the recommendations of the Governments Learning Revolution for informal adult learning.

The First Steps – New Opportunities project will run from November 2009 to March 2010, providing short, fun, interactive taster sessions in subjects such as First Aid, Sewing, Childminding, IT and Running Your Own Business.

An Internet Café will also be run where participants can book a computer and explore the internet with guidance available from a member of staff. Held mainly at the Adderley Children’s Centre, the sessions are up to 3 hours long and will provide women of all ages and backgrounds an exciting opportunity to find out what is on offer, and encourage engagement with learning establishments. In particular, there will be encouragement to seek out further opportunities in learning via colleges, local centres and support agencies.

– Press Release – November 2009

– Newsletter – December 2009

– Press Release – February 2010

– Newsletter – March 2010

– Final Evaluation Report – April 2010

– Taster Sessions

– Testimonials


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