Inspire! Adult Learning Award Winners

Meet our 2020 Inspire! Adult Learning Award winners  Click on one of the stories to find out more about the steps they took to turn their lives around and to change their story through education and skills.

Smith Family

Family Learning Award winner

The Smith Family

Alex said, “We wanted to start learning BSL as a family so that Krsna would have a full language in which to communicate. We take…

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Jamie Evans

Health & Wellbeing Award

Jamie Evans

Jamie Evans’ depression and anxiety saw him isolate himself from others, to a point where he would go weeks without human contact and was using…

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Chloe Young

Into Work Award

Chloe Young

Just two years ago, Chloe Young from Mold, was too afraid to leave her own home due to severe anxiety and depression and an eating…

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Learning Centre

Closing the Gap Award

Priory Learning Centre

The Priory Learning Centre, based in Monkton Primary school in Pembrokeshire, recognises the needs of families from the local Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and…

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Agile Nation

Skills at Work Award

Agile Nation 2 Career Development Programme

Since it was launched in 2015, Chwarae Teg’s Agile Nation 2 Career Development Programme has helped participants to gain a collective pay rise of more…

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Alisha Morgan

Young Adult Award

Alisha Morgan

Alisha Morgan, 20 from Penrhys is a full-time carer for her mother Heidi, who has a number of medical conditions including early onset dementia. At…

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Chawan Ali

Different Past: Shared Futures Award

Chawan Ali

Chawan Ali had to flee Iraq in 2015 with her parents and three younger brothers to find safety after years of fighting. The threat of…

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Ralph Handscomb

Ageing Well Award

Ralph Handscomb

Retiree Ralph Handscomb, from Merthyr Tydfil has helped people search for jobs during lockdown, he’s a learner and a volunteer working with Merthyr Tydfil County…

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Community Impact

Community Project Award

The Community Impact Initiative C.I.C.

The Community Impact Initiative (the Cii), is a social enterprise working with people from a range of backgrounds to renovate empty properties, with the aim…

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Kierran James

Life Change and Progression Award (joint winner)

Kierran James

Seven years later, after mental health issues and family health scares, he’s just achieved a first-class Honours degree in BSc Aircraft Maintenance with a promising…

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Emma Louise

Life Change & Progression Award (joint winner)

Emma Louise Williams

Wrexham-born, Emma Williams had left home by the age of 14. Experiencing problems with her mental health and addiction, she found herself homeless in her…

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Joseff Oscar

Starting out - Welsh Beginner Award

Joseff Oscar Gnagbo

Cafodd Joseff Gnagbo ei fagu ar y Traeth Ifori, ond bu’n rhaid iddo geisio lloches yng Nghaerdydd oherwydd aflonyddwch gwleidyddol yn ei wlad enedigol. Yna…

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