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West Dunbartonshire Learners’ Voice group at the Scottish Parliament.

By Lizzie Healey

A group who promote adult learning throughout West Dunbartonshire have been rewarded for their work.

West Dunbartonshire Learners’ Voice (WDLV) were named as a winning group during the recent Talk To Me event held by Scotland’s Learning Partnership at the Scottish parliament.

The award recognises the hard work the group undertakes to promote the benefits of learning and ensuring the views of adult learners are listened to in West Dunbartonshire.

WDLV are focused on giving information and support to access various learning programmes and improving the lives and opportunities of the people of West Dunbartonshire.

The group, made up of Gillian King, Nabil Younes, Wendi Morrison, Michelle Howie, Joseph Boyle, John Monhan and Laura Anderson travelled to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh for the event, which also gave them the opportunity to put their work on display for discussion.

Laura, who is the Council’s Working4U Development Officer for Adult Learning provides support to WDLV to help the group meet its aims, ensuring adults co-design their learning experiences and effectively influence strategy and policy at local and national levels, as per the National Ambition Statement for Adult Learning.

Councillor Diane Docherty, Convener of Housing and Communities, said: “This Group is made up of people who have furthered themselves through adult learning and that means they are the perfect advocates, and can give just the right kind of support and encouragement to anybody out there who is thinking of brushing up on their skills. The award is well deserved.”

Councillor Caroline McAllister added: “Well done to the West Dunbartonshire Learner’s Voice Group. To be recognised nationally is a great achievement and I hope they all enjoyed their visit to the Scottish Parliament.

“If anyone out there is considering adult learning they should definitely get in touch with the WD Learners Voice for some advice.”

To contact the Working4U Adult Learning team, please call 01389 738775.

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