Yetunde Adeola

Individual Regional Awards
South East

In 2007, Yetunde became a Kent Learning Champion a scheme run by Kent Adult Education a volunteer role to encourage, support and inspire other people in her community to take up learning.

Personal experience told Yetunde that there were people who were looking for opportunities to develop themselves, gain qualifications and find a job, but the right information was not reaching them. So, she devoted her time through attendance at open days, library drop-in sessions and community events, encouraging unemployed adults, single parents, young people and those who have been made redundant to engage in learning. Yetunde also continued to learn alongside bringing up three young children. She has attended courses including Access to Lifelong Learning and Counselling Skills, and studied Education and Community Development at university.

“Personally I have enjoyed so much from learning; it has lots of positive impact on my life. I achieved many certificates, knowledge of desirable information, boost of confidence, valuable friendship, skills, community respect, job, opportunities for personal development and excellent communication ability,” said Yetunde. Her advice to others is, “If you feel lonely, have tried everything and think there is no way forward, please try learning.”

Award Winner - Yetunde Adeola
“If you feel lonely, have tried everything and think there is no way forward, please try learning.”
Yetunde Adeola, 2010 Award Winner