Jacari

Jacari Bristol

Ensure the sustained continuation of the Bristol expansion of Jacari from Oxford.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1108827)

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    Helping

Location

  • We’re excited to be working with Jacari. Many of our EAL children could benefit from the one-to-one academic support Jacari offers, and we think the volunteers will also act as role models. We hope this will help our children to access the curriculum, reach their potential, and develop skills

    — Katy Isaac, School Liaison at Barton Hill Academy (partnered school)

  • I felt impassioned by the mission of Jacari; it was incredible to me that a project like itself did not already exist in Bristol given the high level of need. Integration, inclusion and respect are crucial to community cohesion, and I believe Jacari Bristol supports this in its aims.

    — Fleur Roussel-Ward, Jacari Bristol Coordinator

  • My pupil, Amran, was a 15 year old Syrian refugee whose dream was to achieve her A-Levels. Given her enthusiasm and the hospitality of the family, I decided to visit for two hours a week, because what was an extra hour to me when it meant so much to them?

    — Anna Hibberd, Jacari Bristol Volunteer

  • I felt impassioned by the mission of Jacari; it was incredible to me that a project like itself did not already exist in Bristol given the high level of need. Integration, inclusion and respect are crucial to community cohesion, and I believe Jacari Bristol supports this in its aims.

    — Fleur Roussel-Ward, Jacari Bristol Coordinator

  • My pupil, Amran, was a 15 year old Syrian refugee whose dream was to achieve her A-Levels. Given her enthusiasm and the hospitality of the family, I decided to visit for two hours a week, because what was an extra hour to me when it meant so much to them?

    — Anna Hibberd, Jacari Bristol Volunteer

  • We’re excited to be working with Jacari. Many of our EAL children could benefit from the one-to-one academic support Jacari offers, and we think the volunteers will also act as role models. We hope this will help our children to access the curriculum, reach their potential, and develop skills

    — Katy Isaac, School Liaison at Barton Hill Academy (partnered school)

Situation

According to NALDIC, in 2013 there were 4742 children in state schools in Bristol speaking English as an additional language. In the schools Jacari Bristol currently works with, the percentage of EAL learners is between 52% and 88%; considerably more than the 16.85% national average. Children from first-generation immigrant backgrounds are at high risk of underachieving in schooln; lack of access to the English language can lead to social exclusion and feelings of isolation.

Solution

Jacari’s mission is to tackle educational inequality and social exclusion through the provision of free home tutoring from student volunteers to EAL children. We strongly believe in promoting an ethos of community, support and tolerance at a time when integration and cohesion is more important than ever. We believe that by joining Jacari either as a volunteer, friend, pupil or partnering school, you are becoming part of a Jacari family; one that works hard, together as part of a wider community.