This time next week (Tuesday 29th Nov-Friday 2nd Dec) we are taking part in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2016, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, to raise money for our Homework & Activities Club to improve local refugee children’s education in Wandsworth.
When? The Big Give Christmas Challenge launches at 12pm (midday) on Tuesday 29th November (#GivingTuesday). Donations will be doubled until 12pm on Friday 2nd December. That’s 72 hours to double your donation!!! So if you donate £15 to KLS then the Big Give matches your donation with £15 = doubling your donation to £30.
Where? Online at https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/donation/to/63658/25624
What? KLS’ Love to Learn Homework and Activities Club for refugee children living in poverty in London.
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.
“I love going to Thursday Club – I get help with my homework and do football. I like cooking best. I also went to the seaside – I’ve never been there before. I went in the sea. It was cold!” Refugee child attending club.
How? Make your donation here: https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/donation/to/63658/25624 on 29th November – 2nd December as part of #GivingTuesday.