Earlier this year we invited third sector member organisations to apply for special Connect 4 funds to support organisations to re-engage with adult learners who may have become isolated throughout the pandemic. Now completed, the Connect 4 Project was a huge success, with a diverse, imaginative and exciting health and wellbeing programme centred on re-engaging adults in face-to-face and online learning opportunities.
We worked with 16 third sector organisations who ran 21 community-based adult learning projects focussed on getting adults back into learning and to support their reconnection with adult learning groups, providers and learner-led organisations. They worked with 574 adult learners 45 children and young people, all of whom are in the Scottish Government child poverty priority groups.
For more information about the project, have a look at this report: Connect 4.
The feedback from all the projects involved was extremely positive, with learners expressing the difference being involved had made to their own lives. For example:
“LLS have a very professional approach to training & Learning, which I have shared with others internally and externally.”
Elaine Webser, Scottish Language Dictionaries
“It feels good to be belong to Learning link and I look forward to other events and to making use of your materials.”
Delegate, Annual Conference
“Our vision for Scotland is for a learning nation where Scotland is not only the best place in the world to grow up in but also the best place to learn.”
Learning Link Scotland