Posts tagged with "learner voice"

  • Country reports 2022 out now

    Each year, EAEA asks its members to respond to our country reports survey, which offers unique civil society view on adult learning and education (ALE) in Europe. We are proud to present the 2022 EAEA Country Reports.
  • Adult learning is making an impact, but equitable access to learning requires stable funding

    According to EAEA’s Irish member AONTAS, there is a pressing need for more sustainable funding streams and improved staffing conditions in Ireland.

    The majority of Adult Learning and Education (ALE) provision in Ireland is carried ou...

  • Little funding for holistic adult learning in Poland

    While NGOs in Poland actively reach out to groups that are at risk of exclusion, most of the funding remains limited to labour market interventions, with a focus on upskilling and reskilling.

    More needs to be done to encourage holist...

  • Eirini: "The VHS helped me to realise what I can do with my life"


    "Hello, my name is Eirini and I have been now for over a year at VHS Bochum. I originally came from Greece and have lived in Germany since 2015. In the past, I never had good experiences with schools and that is why I dropped out of school. But si...

  • Zainab: "I wanted to take a chance on something everyone around me advised me not to do"


    "Hello my name is Zainab. I visit the VHS Bochum, because I wanted to catch up on my degree. I wanted to take a chance on something everyone around me advised me not to do. Everyone told me it was going to be too difficult and fast for me, but thi...

  • Katharina: "I learned a lot about myself and about life in general"


    "Hello, my name is Katharina. I came to VHS Bochum through my grandmother. She encouraged me that I would have good opportunities there to catch up on my degrees. And she was right!

    Only if it doesn’t work out somewhere else, that doesn’t...

  • Fakhra: "When I first started my ESOL course at Oldham Council’s Lifelong Learning Service, I couldn’t speak English"


    Fakhra, 35, Social Care Worker

    Fakhra spoke no English when she moved to the UK in 2010 and lacked the confidence to explore beyond her home environment. When her husband died shortly after she gave birth to her third child, adult lea...

  • Jason: "Learning has also made me feel like a man again, and because of this my sons have got their dad back."


    Jason, 48, Caretaker at Together Housing

    Jason was recovering from severe brain damage and years of homelessness when he found training opportunities and a new sense of direction through Newground Together. Jason’s success in lea...

  • Rebecca: "A picture of myself at my graduation ceremony with my children by my side now hangs on my office wall and brings a smile to my face every time I look at it."


    Rebecca, 39, Senior Project Manager at Serco

    Rebecca enrolled on the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship while working as a prison officer at HMP Dovegate. For her apprenticeship project, she successfully pitched to invite a...

  • Svitlana: "The knowledge gained at the education centres allows me to tell the difference between psychology and coaching, and to compare the two branches."


    Svitlana, 37, self-employed, studying to gain a professional coach certification

    Svitlana attended a series of courses based on ALEC "Centers Educatio" in Lviv, in particular, "The practical psychology', "Mental health", "Art-therapy", "Acco...