Moubajel Lehmann who studies on the Access to HE course at Kingston College has won the Adult Learners’ Week Award for Progression to Higher Education.
The Adult Learners’ Week Awards recognise the exceptional achievement of adult learners and their inspiring journeys. The Awards are supported by the European Social Fund and the Department of Innovation and Skills.
Mouby’s story is one of a battle to gain an education in the face of family opposition, illness and other hurdles, showing how courage and determination can lead to the achievement of dreams. As a single mother, she joined the Access to HE course, and although lacking in confidence about her abilities she immediately demonstrated not only outstanding academic talent, but also curiosity, compassion and altruism towards her peers. She has now been offered a coveted place at SOAS University of London.
Mouby was nominated by her tutor Sue Brahams who considers Mouby to be “...an ambassador for the restorative power of education” and “an entirely exceptional and inspirational young woman”.
As for Mouby herself, she feels that she is “now free for the first time”. She says: “I have never felt so good about myself or happier with my life.”