Adult Learners' Festival

AONTAS STAR Winners 2019

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Wellbeing

Winner Large Organisation

Belfast Recovery College

Belfast Recovery College involves staff and peer educators joining in their learned and lived experience to provide a mental health and wellbeing educational programme.

Winner Large Organisation  Belfast Recovery College

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Kickstart Your Way to a Healthier Lifestyle

The Kickstart programme enables men to gain practical skills and knowledge to make informed lifestyle choices. This community-based initiative encourages participation through an informal, social setting and covers topics including Cookery & Healthy Eating, Fitness & Exercise and Health Education workshops.

Winner Small & Medium Organisation Kickstart Your Way to a Healthier Lifestyle

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Sustainable Employment

Winner Large Organisation

The WISE Project

Women's Integrated Skills & Employment (WISE) is a project based in Donegal that helps women back into employment, education or self-employment.

Winner Large Organisation The WISE Project

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Career Paths for Dyslexia

Career Paths is a full-time course for Adults with Dyslexia, offering evidence-based literacy and assistive technology, and is the only one of its kind in Ireland.

Winner Small & Medium Organisation Career Paths for Dyslexia

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Social Inclusion

Winner Large Organisation

Dublin Simon Community; Participation and Development Service

The Participation and Development Service at Dublin Simon Community is dedicated to improving wellbeing, self-esteem, socialisation and independence for adults experiencing homelessness.

Winner Large Organisation Dublin Simon Community; Participation and Development Service

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Change Makers

Change Makers 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.

Winner Small & Medium Organisation Change Makers

Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Third Level Access and Engagement

Winner Large Organisation

The Bessborough Centre - Adult Leaving Certificate

The Bessborough Centre in Mahon, Cork provides education to adults who experience difficulty accessing formal education due to disadvantage and challenging home circumstances.

Winner Large Organisation The Bessborough Centre - Adult Leaving Certificate

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Longford Women’s Link & IT Carlow Lifelong Learning Partnership

The LWL IT Carlow initiative supports access for learners in the Midlands Region to obtain a third level qualification. The initiative targets disadvantaged learners who face geographical and financial barriers to third level education and allows learners to attend evening and weekend classes at the LWL Women's Community Education Centre.

Winner Small & Medium Organisation Longford Women’s Link & IT Carlow Lifelong Learning Partnership