Methil mum is Fife’s top learner

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A METHIL woman has won the title of Fife’s Adult Learner of the Year at a ceremony in the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes.

Donna Millar took home the award for her determination, courage, resilience and passion to ensure she makes a difference for herself and her family.

The mother of three, who has had a number of financial and health issues agreed to take part in the Fife Council supported Working for Families confidence building course, which she successfully completed.

She then enrolled at Adam Smith College and completed a number of Step Up courses, including Step Up to Success and Step Up to Care - which meant she was able to gain access into her current SVQ Level 1 Care course.

A spokesperson for Fife Council said of Donna: “She has been on a huge journey of self development and is starting to realise her true potential. Her confidence, financial and housing situation have all improved, and she is a great advocate for the positive benefits of learning at any age.”

Donna, who is pictured in between Cllr. David Alexander (left) and Jennifer Good, Working for Families Development Worker (right) who nominated her, added: “I have broken my old habits and now have more confidence; I have qualifications and I am so much happier. I feel I have a much brighter future to look forward to.”

Barry Clark from Methil, who attends Adam Smith College won the Community Learner award.

A spokesman said: “Donna has been on a huge journey of self development and is starting to realise her true potential. Her confidence, financial and housing situation have all improved, and she is a great advocate for the positive benefits of learning at any age.”