The Children's Literacy Charity

Community Literacy Lab for disadvantaged children

Through our Community Literacy Lab, disadvantaged children who are struggling with their literacy skills (reading, writing, speaking & listening) will be able to access our specialist, one-to-one support. With literacy skills vital to life, our Lab could make a huge difference.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124257)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£21,096

Donations

48

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Situation

Last year, 1 in 3 children from disadvantaged backgrounds left primary school without being able to read well. Literacy skills underpin success in all areas of life. Failing to master these skills early on can devastating consequences for a child. Because they lack self-esteem and confidence, they are more likely to truant from school, less likely to find employment and more likely to turn to crime. Research shows that early intervention can turn this around.

Solution

Our Community Literacy Lab will offer specialist one-to-one support for primary-aged children in an area of high deprivation, tackling the problem early. Support will be tailored to individual children and delivered by our skilled literacy tutors. The affirming relationship between tutor and child within a secure environment paves the way for learning. Additional support will be given by dedicated volunteers. We also work closely with parents, advising them how they can support their child.

  • ‚ÄúMajid used to close the book when he got to a word that he found difficult. With the encouragement of his tutor, he‚Äôs learnt to persevere.‚Äù

    — Ahlam, mother to 7-year-old Majid who comes to our Community Literacy Lab.

  • "I don't read and write well myself. That's why the Community Literacy Lab is so brilliant for my children. I didn't have this chance myself. I want them to have a better future."

    — Yeshareg, originally from Eritrea, whose two children come to our Community Literacy Lab.

  • "Yahani didn't want to read before but now she will happily pick up a book. She really looks forward to coming along each week."

    — Ashwaaq came to the UK from Yemen. Her daughter Yahani, 7, attends our Community Literacy Lab.

  • “Majid used to close the book when he got to a word that he found difficult. With the encouragement of his tutor, he’s learnt to persevere.”

    — Ahlam, mother to 7-year-old Majid who comes to our Community Literacy Lab.

  • "I don't read and write well myself. That's why the Community Literacy Lab is so brilliant for my children. I didn't have this chance myself. I want them to have a better future."

    — Yeshareg, originally from Eritrea, whose two children come to our Community Literacy Lab.

  • "Yahani didn't want to read before but now she will happily pick up a book. She really looks forward to coming along each week."

    — Ashwaaq came to the UK from Yemen. Her daughter Yahani, 7, attends our Community Literacy Lab.