Saturday, 12 June 2021

Businessman backs adult literacy scheme

A YOUTH and community group in Henley has been given a cash boost to help improve people’s literacy skills.

Nomad will receive £1,000 a year for the next three years from financial consultant Chris Ward for its Restart programme, which will fund one-to-one tuition for up to 10 adults a year.

Mr Ward, of Lambridge Wood Road, Henley, said: “I don’t think people realise there are a few unfortunate people in Henley and a bit of money towards this will help their cause.”

The programme will be run by Tim Prior, the youth and family team manager at Nomad, which is based at the d:two centre in Market Place.

He said: “The money will allow us to work with young people and also parents with whom we have connections on a one-to-one basis. It might be a young person retaking their GCSEs or someone needing help with their reading and writing. We have one mum learning English as she doesn’t speak it as a first language.”

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