About Us

Our Vision

Amal Learning believes that education and intercultural exchange can transform the lives of individuals and be a drive for social change. They are key to promoting respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and encouraging both understanding and tolerance.

Our story

Everything started when Mabel Prieto and Sarah Waddington met in December 2017.

Mabel had seen the European refugee crisis first hand while volunteering in a refugee camp in Ioannina, Greece. There, she realised that the main problem refugees had to face to integrate into their new societies, to be able to work or study and rebuild their lives, was to learn the host language.

Sarah was an English language teacher who had successfully taught refugees directly over Skype to their phones.

They joined forces to bridge the gap, with the aim of giving refugees support and access to language skills.

 

team

Our team is comprised of experienced people from different backgrounds in language teaching, social policy, e-learning, project management and IT. Below are some of the wonderful people that make this project happen. Many more help our students every week.

Mabel Prieto

Mabel Prieto

Founder - Director

 

Alexandra M. Butanaru

Alexandra M. Butanaru

Continued professional development (CPD) coordinator

 

Andy Murdoch

Andy Murdoch

Technical Support

 

Sarah Waddington

Sarah Waddington

Teachers Recruiter

 

Christina Polizogopoulou

Christina Polizogopoulou

Class Coordinator

 

Fiona Locke

Fiona Locke

English Programme Manager

 

Joy Claridge

Joy Claridge

Class Coordinator