Jade: motherhood, literacy and empowerment

Jade is a mother who attends adult literacy classes run jointly by a local Further Education provider and a local charitable trust in Rochdale. Being a mum motivates her and she has seen her confidence increase while studying and has learnt new literacies. Now, she has aspirations for her future and is determined to be the best possible role model for her son.

Jade’s story illustrates that further education is much more than only gaining a qualification: it is about connecting hopes in the present to real change in the future.

Watch a video of Jade talking about her experience of literacy learning .