In the UK, almost 60% of females aged 18-24 participate in higher education or other high standards of academia. This number is actually much higher than the percentage of young male participants.
While this figure is promising, the prospect of women in the educational sphere was not always so straightforward. Even in the western world, women's access to high quality education has not always been so readily available. In the UK, it was not until 1867 that a woman was accepted into a university for the first time. At the time, education was very much considered an androcentric affair. Even when women were granted access to high education or even education in general, they were not treated with the same level of acceptance or taken as seriously as men were.
Furthermore, on an international scale, women’s place in education is not as secure. In many countries around the world; girls and young woman are deprived of education entirely. Almost 130 million girls are out of education worldwide!
We believe that it is every girl's or young woman's right to sufficient and high quality education. Education is an important feature in anyone’s lives and it is arguably education that shapes the people we become, how we view the world and the opportunities we will have available to us.
Let the Women Grow! - Our Educational Programme for EAL Women in Crewe
At the Alpha Omega WPS Foundation, we believe in purposeful safety and security through inclusion, diversity, and equality. Our transformative Let the Women Grow! The educational programme is tailored to support English as an Additional Language (EAL) women in Crewe. Running from April 17, 2023, to July 23, 2024, the programme delivers 192 hours of intensive English lessons.
Our mission is to empower EAL women, enabling them to overcome exclusion through language education. We recognise that language proficiency is key to participation and flourishing in the UK. By equipping women with improved English-speaking skills, we aim to foster their full engagement in society. Through a strategic approach rooted in Protection, Prevention, and Participation, we prioritise women's safety, welfare, and well-being.
The programme not only enhances language skills but also builds vital connections with local councils, services, and agencies. Strengthened communication enables women to access help and support, addressing their unique safeguarding needs. Proficiency in English empowers EAL women to confidently report concerns and seek assistance when feeling unsafe, effectively preventing neglect, maltreatment, or abuse. Our English sessions serve as powerful tools, addressing educational, socio-psychological, safety, and security needs, paving the way toward a safer and more secure future.
Let the Children Soar! - "Maths & English Buddy" Programme for EAL Children
Our commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equality extends to our Let the Children Soar! programme. Designed to support EAL children (KS1 & KS2) at Leighton Academy in Crewe, this initiative runs from April 17, 2023, to July 23, 2024, offering 288 hours of English and Maths interventions.
Language education is the cornerstone of our approach, empowering EAL children to thrive in their new environment. By enhancing English proficiency, we enable children to confidently interact with teachers and school staff, ensuring their safety and well-being. Through open communication, we address safeguarding needs, granting children access to help and support.
Our structured "Maths & English Buddy" programme, led by TEFL-qualified teachers or teaching assistants, accelerates progress, bridges performance gaps, and promotes inclusive teaching. The programme not only advances academic achievement but also nurtures self-esteem, enhances social interactions, and lays a strong foundation for future education.
At the Alpha Omega WPS Foundation, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and equal society. Through our educational initiatives, we aspire to create a brighter, safer, and more secure future for EAL women and children in Crewe. Together, we empower growth, transform lives, and build a stronger, more connected community.