The Children's Literacy Charity

CLL for disadvantaged children 2017

Disadvantaged primary aged children in a deprived area of London will be supported in closing their literacy gap via our one-to-one community based intervention delivered outside of schools hours. Our tutors will assess each child to determine their need so we can ensure our work is truly bespoke.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124257)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,500

Amount raised

£23,095

Donations

55

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    Helping

Location

  • "I wouldn't speak if asked a question. My mouth would move but nothing would come out...Now I feel I can actually do things. The support I received from The Children's Literacy Charity gave me a life-changing experience."

    — David, former Literacy Lab pupil

  • "He's reading! I can't believe he's reading!"

    — Mother of Jerome, a 6 year old boy who attended one of our Community Literacy Labs.

  • ‚ÄúThe Children's Literacy Charity are amazing. They helped both of my children to learn to read and write, as they both struggled. My children really enjoyed their time with the Literacy Lab staff."

    — Parent of children helped by The Children's Literacy Charity

  • "He's reading! I can't believe he's reading!"

    — Mother of Jerome, a 6 year old boy who attended one of our Community Literacy Labs.

  • "I wouldn't speak if asked a question. My mouth would move but nothing would come out...Now I feel I can actually do things. The support I received from The Children's Literacy Charity gave me a life-changing experience."

    — David, former Literacy Lab pupil

  • “The Children's Literacy Charity are amazing. They helped both of my children to learn to read and write, as they both struggled. My children really enjoyed their time with the Literacy Lab staff."

    — Parent of children helped by The Children's Literacy Charity

Situation

Illiteracy is having a devastating effect on the UK economy: 48% of prisoners have a reading age at or below that of an 11 year-old. Low literacy costs the UK economy an estimated £81 billion / year. 1 in 5 pupils leave primary school every year without achieving age-related literacy levels, rising to 1 in 3 in urban areas. This means roughly 1.62 million children can't access the curriculum. To improve this we provide our literacy interventions to children at the earliest point possible.

Solution

Community Literacy Labs use a blend of our professional, one-to-one interventions alongside our volunteer-led, multi-sensory, experiential learning approach. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to our after-school and Saturday morning sessions giving them the opportunity to achieve the literacy levels expected of their age. This new and innovative service will provide greater opportunities for children who really need the help to receive our high-quality literacy intervention.