News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Adult Education School today announces a new series of
community enrichment workshops designed to help you improve your life.
Three classes – which will take place at the school’s building on Dundonald Street, Hamilton, in February
and March, 2023 – are the first wave of workshops since the AES relaunched with the aim of helping
community members meet the demands of today’s Bermuda. They are:
* Who Cares for the Caregiver? – Noon on Tuesdays, February 21 and 28, March 7 and 14
Marilyn Jackson, a seasoned eldercare practitioner, will take participants through what’s
required to care for older folks and how to best handle the challenges that come along with it.
This four-session series will cover everything from health conditions, legal issues, self-care and
the resources available on island to help you carry this burden.
* Real Estate Made Simple – 1pm on Wednesdays, February 22 and March 1
Everyone who lives in Bermuda knows property isn’t just valuable in terms of dollars – it also
contributes to stable and successful lives. Frederica Forth, an experienced real estate
professional and trainer, is running this two-workshop series that will help attendees learn
everything they need to successfully engage with the local property market, from renting to
buying and selling. Participants will also be prepped to better understand what it takes to earn
their real estate licence and transition into Ms Forth’s successful exam prep course.
* Gathering Your Family History – 12.30pm on Thursdays, March 2 and 9
Our elders have accomplished extraordinary things in extraordinary ways that many of us are
unfamiliar with – not through a lack of interest, but rather due to the absence of the skillset
required to effectively record, understand and share our family stories with current and future
generations. In this two-workshop series, family history expert Cecille Snaith-Simmons will share
her techniques for accessing, documenting and presenting elders’ stories in an accessible way.
The AES – which reopened last August after suspending services at the end of the 2020-21 school year –
is implementing a reimagined vision based on the findings of a comprehensive feasibility study of adult
education needs in Bermuda.
Director of Programming Thaao Dill said: “It’s clear people in Bermuda need and deserve more
opportunities to learn not just the academic abilities that can help them find better jobs, but also the
skills that can help them navigate the challenging world we live in.
“These workshops are designed to empower people in very real ways – whether that’s by giving them
the knowledge to improve their lives, or by simply offering them the chance to enrich themselves by
learning. We urge the community to take advantage of these opportunities.”
In addition to the enrichment courses, the AES is running a GED programme with individualised pathway
coordination. In the coming months, it will introduce further programming involving vocational skills
training and college and career readiness preparation.
Fees for the workshops are no more than $25. If you are interested, please call or WhatsApp Thaao Dill
on 705-6677 or email email@example.com. Anyone interested in learning at the AES, providing support
as a community member, alumni or donor, or forming a partnership as a fellow service provider can call
the same number.