3 August 2021

WLM's service WLM St Luke’s has been successful in the Lambeth Adult Learning Service awards.

Our tutor Anishta Shegobin has won the Outstanding Tutor of the Year Award and one of our learners, Cleopatra Niryozina-Ruzindana, was nominated in the Outstanding Learner of the Year category.

Lambeth Adult Learning is part of Lambeth Council’s Sustainable Growth and Opportunity Directorate. Their provision is targeted at those who are new to learning, who have no, or low levels of, qualifications, and who are furthest from the job market. There is also in-work provision supporting those in the workplace to progress.

Whether people need support with English, maths or computers, want to improve their wellbeing, have been out of work for a long time, have recently been made redundant, self-employed, are looking for a career change or want to join one of their in-work programmes, they can help find the course for them.

Anishta delivers Money Matters and Money Champions courses at WLM St Luke's in Kennington to help people get more confident at managing their money.

Nish’s organised, caring and holistic approach enables us to deliver courses which make a fundamental and material difference to people’s economic and emotional wellbeing.  Talking about money is difficult and can be steeped in shame and embarrassment – Nish’s empathetic teaching style means the courses can be delivered effectively to the people who really need them.” said Fiona Murray, WLM St Luke’s neighborhood hub coordinator.

Cleopatra impressed everyone with how she took the learning and ran with it.  Fiona said:  “She stands out as exceptional in how she has taken the learning and run with it: following the course she emailed the tutor a long list of how she has changed her habit, cut her costs and being proactive in finding better deals for herself.  She has used the tools and knowledge she gained on Money Matters to make real, lasting change with energy and focus. Following the Money Champions course Cleopatra made lots of changes and is now £600 a year better off.” 

Both Anishta and Cleopatra were also nominated for the national Festival of Learning awards.