Education & Skills Development Group (ESDEG)

Empowering deprived & BMER children via mentoring

Our mentors work in partnership with local schools in deprived areas. School teachers select children who have behavioural problems and / or low confidence and / or low attainment and / or lack of aspirations for mentoring sessions. Our mentors motivate children and raise their aspirations.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 September 2018 to 12:00 AM, 1 July 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118721)








Disadvantaged families from BMER backgrounds face a number of barriers in integrating their children in the UK school system. Many of these families suffer from a number of problems including but not limited to: •Parents have poor command of the English language •Families live in overcrowded or temporary accommodation •Parents are unemployed or on low income •Parents received poor or no education •Parents have limited ability to collaborate with schools and contribute to their children’


The main anticipated outcomes are: 1. Improved attainment 2. Improved behavior 3. Improved self-esteem 4. Raised aspirations and long term ambitions The anticipated outcomes of the new approach: 5. Galvanizing children’s creativity and innovation through exposing them to success stories from the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and the arts. Evaluation: through feedback from children, teachers and parents in addition to exam results and school report