This Adult Learners’ Week, 20-26 September, two leading charities have joined forces to showcase diverse women who have returned to learning and changed their lives.
Chwarae Teg have partnered with the Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group – working together to share the stories of two incredible role models, Elizabeth Oladipo and Anne Florette Tiencheu. Both came to Wales as asylum seekers and want to share their experiences and encourage others to reap the benefits of adult learning.
Elizabeth grew up in Nigeria and loved to learn, but her education ended when she was 11 as the fees were too costly for her parents. However, when she settled in Cardiff three years ago, she began to study again and feels it’s given her the chance get out and meet people in her community, boosted her confidence and set an example to her children and other women.
First enrolling in short courses, Elizabeth is now studying a Psychology degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University.