Worker’s Educational Association
Contact: Doris Hughes (01425 478 764 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is the Worker’s Educational Association (WEA)?
WEA is a national organisation founded in 1903 to provide an opportunity for working men and women to enjoy further education.
WEA is a registered charity with no political or religious ties and is supported by government funding.
It is a voluntary, democratic organisation run by and for its students.
The W.E.A. has 3 categories of courses. 50% devoted to community work with students involved in Arts and Crafts, Family Learning, Health Issues, Computer Skills and Trade Union Activity. Second Chance to Learn forms another category, with courses designed to get people back into education and gain qualifications; includes literacy, numeracy and E.S.O.L. A third of courses are classed as Cultural Studies run through the 450 volunteer branches.
The Ringwood branch was set up in 1953 and remains a thriving organisation offering a varied programme of courses and day-schools at Greyfriars each year.
For further information and booking, contact Doris Hughes – details above.