In 2014, Bradford’s Telegraph and Argus reported on a visit made by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to a Creative English class run by Tresom, as part of a tour of local projects empowering people through language skills. He met with Creative English creator, FaithAction’s Dr. Anne Smith, and spoke with learners at the class.
Of the projects, Lord Ahmad said,
There are people who have been settled in Britain for decades who can only converse in a few words in English, if at all, and we need to look at that and say, this isn’t about trying to impose anything, it’s about helping individuals to become more effective contributors to society.
The projects I have seen today are all about empowering through language, and seeing how this process can assist people in their daily lives.