The Community Resources Hub in Dagenham works to build community cohesion in its local area. It is primarily staffed by local volunteers who are passionate about sharing in the development of their community.
Sally Dixon, the Hub’s facilitator, told us about one of their learners.
Elsa has been coming to class for 8 months now. She has excellent English – which she taught herself by watching TV – but her confidence is low. Last week, I asked her if she would consider volunteering for me at the class as I don’t want to lose her but the class is a bit basic because I have so many beginners. I could not have predicted the level of enthusiasm with which she greeted the invitation! It made me realise how powerful it is to show someone that you have faith in them.