A great many of our students have overcome adversity or may still be struggling with problems in their home lives.

It is our job to support them as much as we can and inspire them to gain their own independence through education.

We are not just here to educate, we are here to listen, to support and to offer a place of safety and equality to women of all ages and backgrounds.

¬†Gloria’s Story:

Gloria comes originally from Ghana, she is a family person who has had to juggle responsibilities in her home life with her studies. She has been a most inspirational student, who has taken every opportunity to improve her skills.

Gloria came to Blackburne House in 2011 and completed the ESOL Level 1 course and the Literacy Level 1 Course. Right from the start, Gloria became involved in everything on offer at Blackburne House, and her attendance not only on her regular classes, but also in additional workshops, has been nearly 100%, and was only disturbed when she had to attend Job Centre events.

Gloria progressed without any difficulty from Level 1 to Level 2 and has now completed those courses successfully. She has also attended and completed our Numeracy and Creative Writing Courses.

Gloria became one of our very valued Student Representatives in ESOL Level 2 and has taken this role very seriously, attending the Student Rep meetings and being extremely supportive to her classmates.

Gloria Gyaminah ESOL Level 2

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