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First term completed for Deesha students learning English

Published: 17 Dec 2013


On Thursday 12th December, 70 women who take part in Toynbee Hall’s Deesha project gathered at Swanlea School to celebrate the end of the first term. It was a wonderful occasion for some of the students on the programme to be recognised for the hard work they have put in; as well as the opportunity for parents, pupils and children from the community to socialise.

Brenda Landers, Head Teacher at Swanlea School, congratulated them at this first milestone, and praised them for the good example they are setting their children. She also encouraged them to continue with lifelong learning.

Deesha has been a huge success  with 260 women taking part in the courses since September. Toynbee Hall is planning to work with the E1 Partnership of Schools to build on the strong uptake and continue to improve the quality of our services to parents.

Deesha offers opportunities for women to develop their English language skills. It also increases their knowledge of other faiths, cultures, and provides them with an important social network. The project focuses on issues that women without English skills face, and aims to equip them with the skills and confidence required to overcome these issues.

Find out more about Deesha