Inspiring stories

In 2014 to 2015, 82% of learners contacted 6 months after they left were still in learning, volunteering, training or employment. 91% of learners were still using the skills they learned with Lead. Some stories are given below to give you a flavour of our project work and show some of the ways that people can improve their lives through learning. 

  • Mark Completes Activity Agreement It has just been 5 months since Mark from Aberdeenshire started his Activity Agreement on Stage 1 of the employability programme back in January this year. He has discovered a ...
  • I can help my son with his homework now Pauline is a Dundee adult learner on a mission, to find work and to be a good parent.  Pauline experienced a period of anxiety and depression which led to her giving ...
  • Casey Starts Volunteering at Café Connect I met Casey and her mum Sharron during November 2016.  Casey is 19 years old and comes from a small village in the North East of Aberdeenshire.   She belongs to ...
  • Learners Gain Adult Achievement Award During October to December last year, Barbara, our Aberdeenshire Learning Co-ordinator has been working in partnership with the Co-ordinator from The Bridge Project in Fraserburgh to arrange for two groups ...
  • Louise Louise wanted to improve her reading, writing and numbers skills beyond the limits of only being able to write her own name. Louise’s social worker referred her to Lead for ...