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Our Learners are Winners – 100 Learners Launch e3 Project with a new Film “London is Home”

On 24th April 100 adult learners from key areas of London – Hackney, Haringey, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest will be celebrating the launch of a new English Language Learning project with the Premiere of a new educational film. E3 uses a hybrid of online learning and face-to-face support to provide adult learners with the lowest levels of spoken English with anytime, anywhere learning opportunities backed up by a range of participative activities such as Community Gardening, Enterprise and Volunteering.

The new film, “London is Home” has been commissioned by the e3 Project and made by East London film production company Shaddow Group, and follows the adventures of three women from different communities who meet up and become fast friends. Together, they support each other to become key players in delivering local services – community gardening, social enterprise and volunteering – and improve their English skills as well.

Project Outreach Manager with the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, Daniel Palmer, said: “I recently spoke-through an interpreter-to a lady named Sultana from Bangladesh. She has no previous formal education and had found it difficult to access a formal ESOL course due to her commitments looking after her children. She feels isolated and frustrated that she cannot help her children with their homework, and finds it difficult to do practical things such as visit a doctor and use public transport. She was really excited about the prospect of undertaking a course in which she could learn English flexibly and additionally become less lonely by meeting people and undertaking community work.”

Sara Nahi who is working on Outreach on behalf of Ocean Somali Community Association (OSCA), said: “The technology aspect of the project has led to great interest and our learners are excited to be a part of this ground-breaking project.”

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