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REWRITING FATE

UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE

 

SEEING OPPORTUNITY

Despite the availability of free English classes, our beneficiaries (individuals from communities in Luton who struggles to find employment and integrate into the wider community – migrants and Roma community) hesitate to participate in a mainstream classroom for the fear of unfair marginalisation. In our needs and wants assessment, this has been identified as a barrier between them and their full potential.

 

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TAKING ACTION

As a first step, we deliver English sessions. There are 4 levels from Icebreakers to Advanced. When joining beneficiaries go to the level that fit their English skills. We provide supportive but challenging interactive sessions. Upon reaching the adequate level of English, they progress to employ-ability sessions. In this stage, they get advice on CV writing, job interviews and job search. We also discuss how they can improve their skills and gain new skills that employers look for.  In the third stage, we deliver IT sessions.

Upon completing all stages of the project, beneficiaries are awarded a Certificate. This provides them with tangible evidence to attach to any job application as well as a boost of confidence to drive them through the remaining stages of our project. This is a social project and we are proud that we have brought many of our beneficiaries into employment over the last year.

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key Statistics

15 Empowered

18 Directly Impacted

81 Indirectly Impacted