East London mature students to attend educational movie premiere

Mature students from across east London will be celebrating the launch of a new English learning project with the premiere of a new educational film.

The students, who come from areas including Newham and Tower Hamlets will be attending the premiere of London is Home. It is made by e3, a project that uses a mix of online learning and face-to-face support to provide adult learners with the lowest levels of spoken English with anytime, anywhere learning opportunities backed up by a range of activities such as community gardening, enterprise and volunteering.

The film has been commissioned by the e3 Project and made by East London film production company Shaddow Group. It follows the adventures of three women from different communities who meet up and become fast friends. Together, they support each other to become key players in delivering local services – community gardening, social enterprise and volunteering – and improve their English skills as well.

Daniel Palmer, Project Outreach Manager with the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, one of the partner organisations within the e3 partnership. said: “I recently spoke-through an interpreter-to a lady named Sultana from Bangladesh. She has no previous formal education and had found it difficult to access a formal ESOL course due to her commitments looking after her children. She feels isolated and frustrated that she cannot help her children with their homework, and finds it difficult to do practical things such as visit a doctor and use public transport. She was really excited about the prospect of undertaking a course in which she could learn English flexibly and additionally become less lonely by meeting people and undertaking community work.”

The event will be at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, in Bethnal Green between 11am and 2pm on April 24.

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