Amy Spice, our reception and business administrator apprentice, is writing up a number of conversations she’s been having with different people who use of services over the coming few weeks. Here’s her third:
Rim is eight years old and attends our Love to Learn’s Wednesday Club at Katherine Low Settlement each week. After she completed her homework, Rim was happy to sit and talk to me with her mother, Hana.
“What do you think of the Wednesday Club, Rim? Why do you think you like working here?” I asked. “It’s quiet” she said. The laughter of her mother and I was swallowed up by the shrill noise of the kids all around. “And I like playing games.” I asked Rim if she could describe Love to Learn with one word: “Extraordinary”.
Her mother Hana, originally from Eritrea, told me how Wednesday Club benefits her as a parent. “It’s hard for me to help her with her homework because my English is limited. She teaches me things. The club has helped me learn and I can help Rim better with her homework. I am very happy with the Wednesday Club. Rim can tell me what she has learned. She is becoming very expressive now, too.”
“Rim, would you like to say anything else?” asked her mother. “No.” said Rim and with that she’s off playing with her friends.
If you have a need for school support and/or struggle with the English language as a parent, KLS’ Love to Learn project can help. Please call 0207 585 0339 for more information.