Bolton College celebrates over a decade of neighbourhood learning.
22nd August 2013
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Bolton College and Bolton Council recently hosted an event to celebrate another year of resounding success for their Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities (NLDC) programme.

Seven organisations, that are supported by the initiative, came together to share their individual success stories at the event held at The Friends Meeting House, Silverwell Street, Bolton.

NLDC is funded by Bolton Council and managed by the Community Learning department at Bolton College. The project provides financial and practical support to a cross-section of organisations throughout the borough. The organisations aim to give disadvantaged learners in the community an opportunity to progress in life.

Sue Schofield, Head of Community Learning at Bolton College, said: “For over a decade, NLDC has supported the work of our voluntary organisations and it’s been successful in equipping people in deprived areas of the community with the skills and support they need to achieve their full potential.”

Marie Gilluley, Principal of Bolton College, presented two special awards at the event. The first was awarded to North Bolton Support Group for Outstanding Learner Engagement for its project that aims to engage in Henna, ESOL, ICT and Mental Health courses. The other recipient was Lakamka Limited, which received the award for its Innovative Community Engagement which helps local people to prepare, cook and grow their own food. Volunteering opportunities are also available at the organisation's kitchen.

Sue added: “These schemes allow students to gain invaluable experience, while making a difference to their local communities.We’re excited at the prospect of another successful year of learning in the community.”

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