Carry on Learning

Our final winner is....

Volunteer Midlothian's Connect Online. It wasn't one specific thing they'd did, but their overall approach and achievements that inspired us, keeping people learning and connecting no matter what 2020 brought!

Volunteer Midlothian's Connect Online project ran drop in sessions in libraries and community hubs before lockdown. We moved to online groups in April using Zoom, first talking everyone through downloading/installing and using Zoom.  The online sessions are weekly and a mix of current affairs, chat and digital skills!  This is followed up by a weekly email with links to more information on topics, online training courses and interesting online events, all of which encourages our learners to go online in between the sessions.  It has been very successful, as people gained in confidence they became involved in other online community groups such as the Older People's Assembly.

We'd also like to give special thanks to Anne Crago - one of our Digital Champions. You can read about her experiences (and those of others) here. It reminded us why we're here and what it matters. 

Happy 2021 everyone! 

Keep Calm and Keep Connecting!