Wild Woman’s Hour wins Adult Learners award

The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) will present Wild Woman’s Hour with the Learning through Technology Project Award – supported by the BBC – and the  European Social Fund South West Project Award, as part of this year’s Adult Learners’ Week.  We’re very excited and extremely proud of our Wild Women and everyone who has worked on the project – congratulations!

This latest award follows on from the Oustanding Digital Practitionar Award given by NIACE in December 2012, and also Best Practice status from the European Social Fund.

Read on for some choice snippets from NIACE’s press release about the award…

“Wild Woman’s Hour, a monthly radio programme in Cornwall, is produced by local women for local women, giving them the opportunity to overcome challenges by developing a range of new and transferable skills. The project’s dedication to improving people’s lives through learning is being recognised with a Learning through Technology Project Award – supported by the BBC – as part of Adult Learners’ Week 18 – 24 May 2013.

“The women are socially, economically or geographically excluded, with many having experienced numerous challenges including mental ill health or long-term unemployment.

“The magazine-style programme has aired once a month since April 2012 and highlights the participants’ experiences, stories and questions. Those working on Wild Woman’s Hour have been trained by journalists, voice coaches and writers and the programme has improved self-confidence, pride, self-worth and community cohesion.

“David Hughes, NIACE Chief Executive, said, ‘Each and every year during Adult Learners’ Week we are reminded, by all the award winners’ stories, just how much people can improve their lives through learning. It helps them become more involved in their communities and often gives them a brighter future to look forward to. I hope the dedication, enthusiasm and vision that Wild Woman’s Hour has used to give people the opportunity to progress in life through learning will inspire other projects and employers to see the positive impact learning can have on people and communities.'”

Wild Woman’s Hour is funded by:

Convergence for economic transformationCornwall Works

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