Monday, 19 March 2012


24th March 2012:

London and Eastern & South East Lifelong Learning Project and 
United Migrant Workers Education Project are inviting to a

Learning Celebratory Day

London Eastern & South East Lifelong Learning Project
United Migrant Workers Education Project
Learning Celebration Day
                                   24 March 2012
                                     Day Program

10.30                      Doors open – CD music, pictures slides and Art Exhibition
11.00            Peter Kavannagh, London and Eastern Unite Regional Secretary
11.30            Workshops
·        Art
·        Digital Photography
·        Languages
·        Maths
·        ICT
·        Literacy/Creative Writing
13.00             Lunch
14.00             UMWEP Blog Site Launching
14.15             Entertain (Live performance)
14.30             Awards Ceremony
15.00             Guess speaker (Closing program)
15.30             Live Band and Dancing

Faraday House
48-51 Old Gloucester Street
London WC1N 3AE

10.30 am to 5.30 pm

31st March 2012:




Enrolment Day: Saturday 31st March  11:00am to 2:00pm
Faraday House, 48-51 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AE

Dear members and friends,                                                  Date: March 2012

We have the pleasure to invite you to the Alternative Education Model (AEM) Enrolment Day. The academic programme includes English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Information & Communications Technology (ICT), English Pronunciation, Numeracy, Art, Dance Therapy and Drama

On the Art course – painting, drawing, sculpture and photography – we are promoting workers’ artistic and creativity spirit.

Please bear in mind that the number of places is limited as we have limited classroom facilities and resources. I strongly recommend all interested learners to arrive at 11.00am with all punctuality as we need to do an induction of our Project and give some explanation on particular issues, so that everyone knows what UMWEP is about. After that we will proceed to the registrations and assessment for ESOL, IT and Numeracy applicants.

AEM gives priority to Unite’s members to take our courses. If you are a union member, please have your membership card ready. If you are not a member we will ask you to fill the union membership application form. An information sheet detailing the materials you need to bring to your classes will be provided during the enrolment. Those who cannot be admitted will be added to our waiting list and will be contacted as soon as a place becomes available.

All my best wishes,

Carlos Cruz
Union Learning Organiser
020 7611 2518 – 077 8725 4223




 Día de Matrículas: Sábado 24 de marzo de 11:00 – 2:00pm en:
Faraday House, 48-51 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AE.

Estimad@s afiliad@s y amig@s,                                        Date: Marzo 2012

Tenemos el gusto de invitarl@s al Día de Matrículas convocado por el Modelo de Educación Alternativa (AEM). El programa académico incluye niveles básicos de inglés (ESOL), Computación (ICT), Pronunciación de inglés, Matemáticas, Arte, danza terapeuta y Drama.

En el curso de Arte – pintura, dibujo, escultura y fotografia – estamos promoviendo la  creatividad y el espíritu artístico de l@s trabajador@s

Por favor tenga en cuenta que la admisión de estudiantes es limitada, ya que nuestros recursos también lo son. Recomendamos especialmente a l@s estudiantes interesad@s llegar a las 11:00am en punto, ya que haremos una presentacion colectiva de nuestro Projecto y explicaremos algunos temas especificos, para que todo el mundo entienda muy bien de que se trata UMWEP. Luego se procederá a las matrículas y una pruba escrita y oral de inglés, computación y matemáticas para saber que nivel le corresponde.

AEM da prioridad en los cursos a l@s afiliad@s de Unite. Si usted es afiliad@ al sindicato, por favor tenga la tarjeta de afiliación lista. Si usted no es afiliad@, le pediremos que llene la forma de afiliación al sindicato. Toda la información que usted necesita sobre los materiales que debe traer  a clase se entregará durante el tiempo de matrículas. Quienes no puedan ser admitid@s inmediatamente, quedarán en una lista de espera y se les llamará tan pronto un cupo esté disponible.

Con todos mis mejores deseos,

Carlos Cruz
Union Learning Organiser
020 7611 2518 – 077 8725 4223

Thursday, 10 November 2011


In the UK, most Migrants Workers are not highly educated.  The lack of English, IT, and numeracy skills increases their vulnerability, and prevent their personal and professional development.

In 2007, in order to respond to the need of the education of migrant workers, Unite organised an education program.The courses were provided by associated organisations funded by the government. In 2010, the education providers’ budget was cut and they could no longer support the programme.

Unite then decided to test a new education model which would rely entirely on the participation of volunteer tutors. The Union advertised the vacancies for volunteer positions via its network of organisations asking members to support eduction opportunities for migrant workers. On the 2th of October 2011, the alternative 'Education Programme for Migrant Workers' started in Holborn. The success of the 'Alternative Education Model',sees new students registering for the programme each week. If you want more information about UMWEP or you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor contact us on  07787 254223 or e-mail to