Summer 2019


HAFLS Celebrates the Achievements of Participants Enrolled on the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Project

This May, Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service (HAFLS) were proud to attend the annual Building Better Opportunities (BBO) celebration event, held at Knebworth Barns to recognise participants’ successes over the last year.

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(A packed venue at Knebworth Barns)

With standing room only, this fantastic event bought participants, mentors, tutors and stakeholders together to celebrate their achievements and successes on the BBO programme.

Speakers included David Naylor, who after suffering a brain injury in 2017, praised the project, stating; ‘I was a little lost a year ago but thanks to my friends at BBO, I now know why I moved to Stevenage’.

BBO David

(David Naylor, BBO participant, explains the impact BBO has had on his life)

Meanwhile, Emma Mitchell spoke of her daily struggle dealing with the complications of physical and mental health conditions, ME and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). She praised the support of her BBO assigned mentor and 'knowing someone 100% believes in me'.

Commending the overall project, Emma explained that 'working with BBO is different to other organisations. There is an innate understanding of living with a physical and mental health condition'.

After listening to inspirational stories and successes from the BBO project, guests were able to try out some taster activity sessions including Soccersize, horse therapy, mindful meditation, gaming and drawing. These activities were just an example of what the programme can offer participants as they embark on their tailor-made journey, with the help of their mentor. 

BBO soccersize

Visit our website for more details on the BBO project, jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.

BBO postcard


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