Adult Learners' Festival

AONTAS STAR Winners 2017

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Wellbeing

winner Large Organisation

Mentor Support for Cancer Patients and their Families

Mentor Support for Cancer Patients and Their Families’ is a six-week training programme, accredited by Open College Network. Aimed at previous cancer patients, and those who are or have cared for someone with a cancer diagnosis, the course ensures that mentors who provide support to cancer patients and their families have the necessary skills and abilities to share their experiences in a meaningful way.

winner Large Organisation  Mentor Support for Cancer Patients and their Families

winner Small & Medium Organisation

The Horticultural Local Training Initiative (LTI)

The Horticultural Local Training Initiative, based in the Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork is a community-based horticulture training programme which supports socially disadvantaged adults develop their personal wellbeing using nature.

winner Small & Medium Organisation The Horticultural Local Training Initiative (LTI)

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Digital Inclusion

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Supporting Communities Digital Inclusion Project

Supporting Communities Digital Inclusion Project, part of the GO ON NI initiative, delivers free digital training in local community centres in Northern Ireland. The training is bespoke, and on completion, participants become ‘Digital Champions’ and go on and further support their own communities to improve their digital skills.

Winner  Supporting Communities Digital Inclusion Project

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Social Inclusion

Winner Large Organisation

The EPIC Programme

The EPIC Programme supports people from immigrant backgrounds including refugees to help them integrate into Irish society by finding employment or further training.

Winner Large Organisation The EPIC Programme

Winner Small & Medium Organisation

Irish Men's Shed Association

The Irish Men’s Shed Association promotes learning across the country. It gives men an opportunity to learn new skills and has encouraged others to take up adult learning courses in a range of subjects.

Winner Small & Medium Organisation Irish Men's Shed Association

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote The Learner Voice

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SAOL's Fashion Show

SAOL works with women from Dublin’s North Inner City at all various stages of addiction recovery.

Winner  SAOL's Fashion Show