Since it’s establishment Suaimhneas Clubhouse has had members attending education classes in various schools, colleges and Adult Education institutes throughout the region. By and large these classes have been part time or evening courses. Never the less, the staff have encouraged members to seek out classes they are interested in whether for vocational or hobby reasons! Over the years the most popular course have been around literacy and the occasional hobby class such as flower arranging!
For 2017 we decided we would make a special effort to encourage more of our members to reach out to education and see what was on offer in the local community! We chatted with each member individually and the effects were well and truly spectacular! Between in-house courses and college courses we have 28 of our members involved in education this year. Their choices range from full-time academic through part time subjects such as literacy and hobby subjects.
We have set a high standard for next year!
By Liam F