South Thames College alumnus Elizabeth Kwarteng-Amaning and founder of local charity Aspire2Inspire Dyslexia is currently working with learners and staff at the College to unlock the potential of Dyslexics.
Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people and Elizabeth set up the Aspire2Inspire organisation after identifying a gap in services to support adults with Dyslexia and other learning difficulties, with starting businesses, getting back in to education or improving their employability skills. Elizabeth’s current links with the College cover a number of areas including, support during Freshers’ Week, delivering events such as ‘Building a Career with Dyslexia’ and recently taking on a business student for a 5 week work experience placement.
Elizabeth studied with the College in 2011 for the Diploma in Education and Training (DET)/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE) (CCCU) - Level 6 . Having dyslexia herself, Elizabeth found the teaching at the College excellent as it was clear and concise and she benefitted from the one to one support from tutors. The course helped her to become a confident teacher upon graduating as it gave her knowledge and skills in creating lesson plans and schemes of work.
Working in partnership with Aspire2Inspire Dyslexia provides many opportunities for our learners to succeed and we look forward to further collaboration on innovative projects in the future.