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Waltham Forest local picks up City Hall adult education award

Danijela Skoric won the ‘Inspirational Professional in Adult Education Award’ at the Mayor of London’s adult learning awards ceremony last week

Danijela Skorik Credit: Mayor of London Office

A woman who leads Waltham Forest’s English teaching programme for foreign adult learners has been recognised for her work by the Mayor of London.

Danijela Skoric won the ‘Inspirational Professional in Adult Education Award’ at the Mayor of London’s adult learning awards ceremony at City Hall last week (2nd November). The award was given in recognition of her work as English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) curriculum manager at the Waltham Forest Adult Leaning Service.

Danijela supports ESOL learners with practical queries as well as their health and well-being by guiding them to resources for enrichment opportunities and employment services. She also mentors new lecturers and works behind-the-scenes to improve teaching quality.

Now in its second year, the Adult Learning Awards is awarded to individuals and organisations for their stellar achievements in adult learning and commitment to helping Londoners reach their potential and progress their careers.


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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “I’m committed to making sure that all Londoners, whatever their age, have the opportunity to learn new skills, fulfil their potential and access good quality jobs.

“I would like to congratulate all the inspiring winners and nominees of my Adult Learning Awards for their commitment and for showing us that it’s never too late to learn something new.

“I will continue to do all that I can to make adult learning more accessible as we build a fairer, better and more prosperous London for everyone.”

Will Gompertz, incoming director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum and guest speaker at the awards, said: “Having started in the arts sector at 18, I know the importance of training and progression for our vibrant creative sector.

“I’m delighted to attend the second Mayor of London Adult Learning Awards, celebrating the inspirational Londoners and organisations making a difference to skills across the city.”


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