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Learning awards for Knowle West residents

Four residents have been given awards for their work in Knowle West at an Employment, Skills and Learning Celebration at City Hall.

Keisha Cooper and Becky Lane jointly received a Learning Ambassadors award for running the Our Time group – which started as a support for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

They were given the accolade for “championing learning as a way to make positive changes in life” – facilitating this by “finding venues, raising funds and continually looking for progression routes for those they support”.

Becky and Keisha said: “We are both really proud to receive the award for running Our Time. We have both worked so hard to get the group set up and get funding to keep it going.

“We are passionate about keeping it going as we both want to help and support local women – like we had when we needed it.”

Janet Nawrocki and Kelly Harris both won Learner’s Awards – having completed a wide range of courses with Community Learning West.

They now work as Early Years Support Workers at Knowle West Children’s Centre (KWCC)  and also volunteer at Cook and Play sessions there – where they have helped create a cook book. They have both now applied to studyLevel 3 Childcare at college.

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