Blog

  • By Adela Belecova, EFA teacher-organiser and Campaigning lead We had a great training on community organising by Iris from the Centre for Progressive Change (CPC) in last Saturday’s Southwark ESOL class. Thank you very much, Iris — you made the training really accessible for students of all English levels, and we learned a lot!  During […]
  • In four of his classes this week, our Brent hub lead, Robin, got students writing Haikus. For each group, it served a different function. Check out Robin’s reflections on the exercise below: For the Domestic Workers (members of one one our brilliant partners), it was primarily a mode of metaphorical thinking and creativity, a stand-alone […]
  • Shared by Adela Belecova, EFA teacher-organiser + Campaigning & Community Organising Lead ‘This is Community Organising, working together to build power: Together, we are powerful! Together, we can get better conditions! Together we can change the world for the better and improve our lives!’ exclaimed student leader Pedro as he concluded an interactive presentation on […]
  • Shared by EFA teacher-organiser Dermot Bryers, Pedagogy Lead In class, we’ve been looking at EFA, Citizens UK, and the Living Wage campaign in recent weeks. Students compared the two organisations using their knowledge from previous lessons and the projects’ respective websites in terms of: It produced lots of interesting discussion and emerging language. The emerging […]
  • By Kasia Blackman, EFA teacher-organiser and Southwark Hub Lead Civic change practitioner Katy Rubin, formerly of TONYC, throws a sentence starter out to the group, inviting us to complete it with a sound and image. ‘Democracy is…’ The room is quickly filled with wails, shrugs, shouts of anger, swearing and laughter as we wave our […]