‘Double your Donation’ for our Homework Club with Refugee Children

Dear Friends,

Our Christmas Challenge is now open and you can ‘Double to help us raise money for our Homework Club to improve local refugee children’s education in Wandsworth.

Rim spoke to me last week about what she gets out of our Homework Club:

When? The Big Give launched today at 12pm (midday) Tuesday 28th November (part of #GivingTuesday). Your generous donation will be doubled until 12pm on Tuesday 5th December. That’s 1 week to double your donation!!! So if you donate £20 to KLS then The Big Give matches your donation with £20 = doubling your donation to £40. Any amount can be matched to help support the education of local refugee children. So this Christmas please ‘Double your Donation’.

What? KLS’ Love to Learn Homework Club for refugee children living in poverty in London.

“I love going to Club – I get help with my homework and I’m in the Ukulele orchestra. I like cooking best. I also went to the seaside – I’ve never been before.” Leena, a refugee child who attends Club.

Need: Refugee children struggle to get their homework done as their parents don’t speak much English and can’t give them the education support they need. They also don’t access many activities and rarely go on holiday. This means they miss out on experiences and have low levels of English. Children we work with live in poverty, overcrowded housing, single parent families. They usually don’t have access to computers or other learning resources. They are underachieving at school and have low confidence and self-esteem.

Solution: KLS’ Love to Learn team provides weekly homework and activities club for refugee children and trips during the holidays. This ensures that children can get their homework done with help and access to computers, printers, internet and other learning resources. Volunteers help each child to improve their learning, read together and then do fun activities (gardening, cooking, trips etc.). Children not only improve their learning skills, confidence and English, but also have fun learning new skills and making friends.

“Thank you so much for helping Aisha to engage with literacy, as well as keeping on top of her health and supporting mum! You guys are angels.” Feedback from a local secondary school teacher

How? Double your Donation here from today 28th November – 5th December.

Thank you for making this Christmas such a special one for so many local refugee children!!!

With warm regards,

Aaron Barbour

Director of Katherine Low Settlement

P.S. When you make your gift every pound can be matched for double the impact! Thank you for giving as generously as you can. It’s really appreciated.

P.P.S. Please pass on this email to your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues so we can improve local refugee children’s education in Wandsworth.

P.P.P.S. Thank You!!!

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