We’ve been doing a lot of talking about the future recently – especially with the launch of the our new name and our new strategy. But sometimes it’s good to sit back and reflect on what we’ve achieved – which is great timing as today we launch our brand new annual review, and there are certainly lots of things in it that we can be really proud of.
The review covers all of our top achievement for 2012 – 2013, starting off at what seems like a very long time ago in April 2012 as we launched our specialist network, and the Community Hub programme. We achieved some really fantastic things during the year, in July 2012 reaching a momentous milestone of one million learners supported since April 2010, which we celebrated with a great event at Facebook HQ. With great support from Nominet Trust we launched the Community How To website, which has grown to become a key area of work for us, supporting thousands of people working in community organisations to do more with digital technology. We held our first national conference – Digital evolution, local action – and ran the hugely successful eReading Rooms pilot … amongst many other things.
We have a tendency to hurtle from year to year – and from one project to the next – so it’s really nice to sit down and take time to look back on what we and all of our partners have achieved. And most importantly the things that stick in my mind from any year are the people who have got off their bums and made a massive difference to their lives by embracing technology – you can read about them, and see how their lives have been changed in this annual review too.
Thank you to the many, many people who have supported us on the great journey we’ve been on over the past year – we’re already looking forward to many great times ahead!