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Literacy classes for asylum seekers and refugees.

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"I gained a lot of confidence and the tutors are very nice” Quote from participant

This project provided literacy, numeracy, and digital skills classes to asylum seekers and refugees. Classes took place between September and December 2023 in Globe House, Chapel Hill, Sligo. Two tutors taught basic literacy skills to people with little to no English.

13 learners attended classes that covered conversational language skills, health and transport-related language skills, and form-filling. Laptop access also allowed tutors to teach basic IT literacy and use interactive vocabulary games.   

Learners gained confidence and are now more likely to find better employment. They also feel more at ease to talk about mental health issues and to seek help.  

This project was the result of a collaboration between Diversity Sligo, Atlantic Technological University St. Angelas (ATU), and Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB).

For more information, please contact Thomas Howley, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Regional Literacy Coordinator at

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