Donegal nominations sought for 2020 Adult Learning STAR Awards

first_imgThe National Adult Learning Organisation (AONTAS) is celebrating the positive impact adult and community education has on communities by inviting adult learning initiatives in Donegal to nominate themselves for the annual STAR Awards 2020.Last year Donegal found success in the Social Inclusion category at the STAR Awards with the Change Makers project.This is a partnership between Inishowen Development Partnership, Donegal ETB and Self Help Africa that raises awareness and action around Development Education themes with adults in Donegal. Speaking about their AONTAS STAR Awards win, Shauna McClenaghan from Change Makers, said: “The Star awards were a great opportunity to connect in at a national level with similar organisations and get to showcase our work in linking community-based education and development education and action.“The quality and range of the groups engaged in the process were excellent, so we were very humbled to have been selected.  It also pays tribute to the tutors, facilitators and participants that we have worked with over the years.”Speaking about the awards, Niamh O’Reilly, Chief Executive Officer of AONTAS, said: “For the last 14 years the AONTAS STAR awards have celebrated the unsung adult learning heroes in communities across the island of Ireland.“Adult learning changes lives and through the STAR awards, adult learning providers, tutors and learners have gained greater profile at a regional and national level. “Previous winners have told us that there was a huge increase in interest from prospective learners in the area, thereby encouraging others to return to learning.“We know it can be daunting to return to learning, but our awards celebrate the most innovative adult learning initiatives that engage learners in a quality educational experience that builds confidence, supports people to get qualifications and make a few new friends along the way.“We encourage all adult learning programmes to put in for a STAR award and get the recognition they deserve.”Donegal nominations sought for 2020 Adult Learning STAR Awards was last modified: October 30th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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