Here are just some of the many local projects that we’re running at the moment. If you’d like to know more about any of them please feel free to get in touch with us.
As you’ll see, all our projects are focused on opening up learning opportunities for everyone.
Learning into Leadership on the Internet (LILI)
LILI aims to inspire women from a diverse range of backgrounds to become involved in voluntary leadership roles – in organisations providing Informal Adult and Community Learning (IACL) opportunities – so that organisations can become more responsive to all communities’ needs. By running the course online – free of charge, it’s hoped that more women will be able to access it and take part. The course includes a series of ‘real world’ inspirational guest lectures by women leaders.
Digital Activist Inclusion Network (DAIN)
DAIN is an exciting volunteer project working across the East Midlands. It aims to promote digital inclusion by encouraging and supporting people to use technology such as the Internet and social media with the help of volunteers (Digital Activists). The project is being part-funded by the European Social Fund and another of its aims is to develop, test and deliver approaches for tackling the ‘digital divide’ – whilst encouraging learning and helping unemployed volunteers back into work by giving them the chance to gain new skills and work experience.
The UNISON/ WEA Learning at Work programme
This is a part-time personal development and study skills programme. The courses, Return to Learn and Women’s Lives, were designed by the WEA in consultation with UNISON to meet the needs of their members who work in the public sector, many in low paid jobs. No qualifications are needed to start the courses and students can gain Open College credits at Level, 1, 2, or 3. The courses develop skills in reflection, written and spoken communications, critical thinking, investigation and analysis, through project and group work. Return to Learn (R2L) also includes numeracy and ICT.
The Lessons Of War
We are writing a bid for funding to enable us to mark the coming anniversary of the First World War.
We want to work with anyone in local communities in the East Midlands who is interested in the history of this period and to find ways to create a lasting record of what we find out. This could be through exhibitions, publications, collections of photographs and drawings or artefacts, a DVD or a website to showcase them all.
Women Leading Learning
The Women Leading Learning blog has been set up to enable the ‘Women Leading Learning’ group to share thoughts, ideas and resources. The meet regularly with details of meeting and events posted in advance, click on the following link for more information.