The Adnan Jaffery Educational Trust

One Degree Weekend Mentor Programme

One Degree is a mentoring charity that has been improving the academic performance and self-belief of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in London for 8 years. We believe an A-C grade in GCSE Maths and English are the

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1141733)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,400

Amount raised

£14,450

Donations

14

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

  • One Degree has helped me out so much in my life and my studies. You have transformed me into a gentleman.

    — One Degree Student

  • You have really transformed my life and my relationships with people. I feel like I have got two families now.

    — One Degree Student

  • My students are now more attentive, considerate and, for the first time, are fully focused in their exams.

    — GCSE Teacher

  • One Degree has helped me out so much in my life and my studies. You have transformed me into a gentleman.

    — One Degree Student

  • You have really transformed my life and my relationships with people. I feel like I have got two families now.

    — One Degree Student

  • My students are now more attentive, considerate and, for the first time, are fully focused in their exams.

    — GCSE Teacher

Situation

The cost of academic failure to our society is well documented by UNICEF, HM Prisons Service and the Department for Education. Failure results in lower social mobility, higher crime, unemployment and a fragmented society. The cost per person per year for someone not in education, employment or training (NEET) exceeds our One Degree per student budget 30 times over. Our current programme radius, within the borough of Brent, London, is an area failing to deliver a good standard of education.

Solution

Volunteer mentors - regular learning leading up to student GSCE exams, embedding the skills, practice, planning, time-keeping, confidence required. Learning through technology – use of an iPad/tablet per student allowing fun, modern learning. Speakers – inspirational and motivational speakers help give students direction, ambition and aspiration. Sports – a variation of group activities to build bonding among the students and mentors. Food – fun, healthy food enables higher energy levels.