Shankill Women’s Centre representatives attended a NICVA conference on 23rd May.
Roberta (Education Manager) and Sharon (Learner Support Worker) attended the conference for Adult Learners Week which was held at NICVA premises in North Belfast. The event was chaired by Margaret Ward (Director of WRDA and Forum for Adult Learning NI )
The event was highly attended by participants from numerous Community and Education Centres. Issues discussed were, overview of the condition of learning in the Republic and Northern Ireland. The roles of statutory and voluntary sectors and Government policies, including where funding comes from.
From issues raised by speakers, round table group discussions were formed. Various ideas were put forward and the development of funding and resources strategies was the main focus.