Social Education Courses - Press Release
PRESS RELEASE: Enabling Love & Friendship - Social Education Course
*New service update
Enabling Love and Friendship (ELF) is delighted to announce its first social education course for people 18+ to guide them when it comes to dating, relationships and friendships.
ELF is a non-profit organisation for people living with disabilities, run by people living with disabilities.
Their aim is to provide a safe environment for individuals to meet new friends and form new connections & relationships.
The social education course will take place over six weeks and focus on the following topics: communication, friendship, skills, emotions, participation & sexuality. Participants will receive resources to take home after each session.
Barbara Fogarty, a top New Zealand disability researcher of the last 10 years, will be running the course. We are delighted to have Barbara on board as she brings a wealth of experience having worked at Otago Polytechnic, Otago University, presenting at top international conferences and having significantly contributed to the New Zealand disability community.
Enabling Love & Friendship CEO Joshua Perry has worked on this project for the last two years, and is thrilled to get it underway finally. The organisation will use data from the course to run future courses and if it is well-received the aim is to roll it out nationally.
ELF encourages people from the disability community to sign up and have the opportunity to make some new social connections as well as learning some new skills that they can use in their daily lives.
Thanks go to our funders: Otago Community Trust and Ministry of Social Development - Te Korowai Whetu Social Cohesion.
Cost: Members/Groups $10 for full course, non-members $35 for full course. Includes weekly catering and a final celebration lunch.
It will take place at Dunedin Community House, 301 Moray Place, Dunedin
Tickets are available from Eventfinda https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2023/social-education-workshop/otago/tickets
Joshua is more than happy to answer any further questions that people may have or if further information is required.