Adult Learners' Festival

AONTAS STAR Winners 2018

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Wellbeing

winner Large Organisation

Soilse

Soilse promotes holistic recovery to transform the individual’s health. It is a personal learning journey, transforming attitudes, values, skills and purpose.

winner Large Organisation  Soilse

winner Small & Medium Organisation

Moving On Programme - Blayney Blades

The Programme is a Local Training Initiative funded by Cavan and Monaghan ETB and coordinated by Blayney Blades. It’s the only one of its kind in the region and in the last 4 years has built ongoing relationships with sports organisations, community organisations, TUSLA, HSE and mental health organisations such as Shine and Mental Health Ireland.

winner Small & Medium Organisation Moving On Programme - Blayney Blades

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Digital Inclusion

Winner

Digital Pathways Programme, An Cosán

This programme was developed to support three graduates from An Cosán's Young Women into Technology programme to take a leadership role in supporting over 250 individuals from disadvantaged communities to access IT and employability opportunities

Winner  Digital Pathways Programme, An Cosán

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Social Inclusion

Winner Large Organisation

RADE (Recovery through Art, Drama and Education)

RADE seeks to engage drug users with the arts and therapeutic supports to provide a platform for their artistic expression. RADE works with people in recovery and provides training to project participants in the areas of art, drama, creative writing, and film making as well as Tai Chi and yoga.

Winner Large Organisation RADE (Recovery through Art, Drama and Education)

Winner Small & Medium Organisation

CARA Outreach Support Service

Cara Outreach Support Service provides specialised support to individuals with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The service is designed to support individuals to recognise their future goals & realize their potential with an emphasis on social inclusion and creating real & meaningful social roles in their community.

Winner Small & Medium Organisation CARA Outreach Support Service

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote The Learner Voice

Winner

Making Connections Learning and Training Initiative Carlow, St Catherine’s Community Services Centre

Making Connections Carlow is a Local Training Initiative (LTI). It offers training on a one to one basis. The ultimate aim is to raise competencies, foster self-esteem and build resilience.

Winner  Making Connections Learning and Training Initiative Carlow, St Catherine’s Community Services Centre