A special event was held in the North West recently to recognise the achievements of school age mothers (SAMs).
Presentations, organised at the Western Education and Library Board, were held at the Women’s Centre in the city and recognised younger mothers from all over the Derry area.
The aim of the presentation day was to celebrate the successful completion of the SAMs Project, which offers support in education; provides peer support and information about services in the local community and offers practical, emotional and social support to all school age mothers.
The programme entitled ‘Self-care improving personal strengths’, incorporated seven sessions facilitated by Tracey Harrison, Women’s Centre.
Aileen Lynch, WELB Senior Education Welfare Officer, said: “The SAMs Presentation day was a great success and demonstrated the importance of personal wellbeing and its impact on young mothers’ ability to participate in education.”
A spokesperson for The WELB’s Education Welfare Service said organisers would like to extend their thanks to Margaret Logue, Director Women’s Centre, for supporting the programme and providing a facilitator and venue. Thanks are also extended to the School Age Mother who spoke at the event.
For further details regarding the SAMs project please contact Marcella Doherty 7127 2349 or Wendy McCool 7776 0932, WELB Education Welfare Officers and SAMs Coordinators.