The e3 Project
Posted on:Saturday, 21 February 2015.
The e3 Project, funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government, is an innovative pilot project field testing the idea of utilising low-cost tablet computers, on-line resources and video-format storytelling to teach English and encourage community, civil and economic integration.
The project consisted of five partner organisations working together which included: OSCA, APASEN, The Limehouse Project, J-Go Training and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit.
It was one of the 6 national winners of a Community Based English Language Competition . The partner organisations work with communities across five target areas of London – Hackney, Haringey, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
The e3 project employs a mixture of face-to-face support and new technology including tablet computers and Android software to help those adults with the lowest levels of spoken English develop their speaking and listening skills.
e3 Learners have participated in enterprise programmes such as running market stalls, volunteering with community projects and social activities – such as cooking or community gardening. Learners have also volunteered with community projects and engage in activities such as parenting classes, play groups and homework clubs.