Lifelites Training Manager Caroline Powell has been nominated for a TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards 2015 and shortlisted for the Education category. This means that Caroline is now in the running to win £5,000 for the Lifelites Training Project with children’s hospice staff across the British Isles.
The unique charity Lifelites provides specialist technologies for 9,000 terminally ill and disabled children in all children’s hospices across the British Isles. Caroline single-handedly trains hospice staff to use the equipment as well as offering support via training guides, a dedicated online learning portal and social networking to keep staff updated on the latest developments in assistive technologies. Her mission is to train staff, encouraging ongoing learning to help them create magical moments in the short lives of their children. Caroline aims to introduce webinars to deliver training through digital technology, providing a continuous service for staff wherever they are.
Caroline who is delighted to be up for the Digital Hero award says: “What I love most about being a training manager for Lifelites is that I get the chance to play and learn about all the new kit and I like delivering it and seeing the fun people have in the training. Then it's about when they realise the impact it is going to have on the children's lives and the difference it's going to make to them: that's the best bit.
“If we won, we would use the prize money to continue to develop the Lifelites training programme. The money would go towards helping me to produce webinars to reach out to hospice staff so they can log on anytime anywhere to access online training. This means they can learn and develop their skills at their own convenience. Winning this award would mean I get to provide more accessible training for staff and in turn have a greater impact on the lives of terminally ill children in hospices for as long as they have left to live– that would be just incredible.”
Can you help Lifelites win £5,000? If you want Caroline to receive the Education Digital Heroes Award visit http://digitalheroes.talktalk.co.uk/vote/ register your details or sign in through Facebook, scroll down and click on the ‘Vote Train Army’ button on the left hand side and cast your vote for Caroline. Voting closes on Tuesday 8th September 2015.
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