2. The Second Stage Pathfinders
The Second Stage Pathfinders were based on a 'challenge fund approach'. Communities Scotland was making available, £1 million over a two year period. Eight projects, developed by a wide range of agencies across Scotland, were selected from almost 100 expressions of interest, from which eighteen bids for funding were invited.
The eight Phase Two Pathfinder projects are:
1. Challenge Dad - Family Learning - Aberdeen City Council
Works with male family members to increase the awareness and value of existing literacy and numeracy skills.
2. Countdown East End -
Promotes lifelong learning and social inclusion among families through the training and a community development approach of peer educators.
3. Farm Plus - Learning Opportunities in Rural Area - Dumfries and Galloway Literacies Partnership
Examines the best methods to support distance and on-line learning in remote rural communities.
4. Homing in on Literacy - Perth and Kinross Council
Aims to increase the literacies levels of homeless people so that they can deal with matters relating to their tenancies.
5. Links to Literacies - Learning Link Scotland
Intends to strengthen effective voluntary sector participation in local literacies partnerships.
6. Literacy and Health - Great Northern Partnership
To develop awareness among health professionals of adult literacies issues and available provision.
7. Stirling Literacies Action Plan Partnership
To enable literacy and numeracy services to offer programmes which effectively meet the changing needs and aspirations of people with learning disabilities.
8. The Welcoming - Adult Learning Project - Edinburgh City Council
Aims to address literacies issues for speakers of other languages, particularly refugees and asylum seekers.
The eight projects valuably demonstrate a range of approaches with diverse client groups and are located across the whole of the country, covering rural and urban communities.
More information about each of the Pathfinders can be found in Appendix 4.