The Katherine Low Settlement Limited

KLS' Love to Learn leadership fundraising campaign

KLS' Love to Learn team provides a range of educational services and support for refugee young refugees, living in poverty, in Wandsworth. The team needs an experienced manager responsible for strategic direction, management, fundraising and ensuring the very best outcomes for refugee young people.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1081248)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£13,050

Donations

35

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The refugee young people we work with are substantially behind at every educational Key Stage, which can result in low attainment levels, challenging behaviour, risk of exclusion and restricted opportunities in life/employment. Refugee young people have low levels of English (esp. vocabulary); interrupted schooling; traumatic experiences; lack of home learning support; not understanding UK education system; low confidence; racism and bullying; Special Education Needs not being addressed.

Solution

Since 2004 KLS' Love to Learn team has provided a range of educational services for refugee young people including volunteer learning mentors, homework clubs, GCSE study groups, casework and advice. 8 p/t staff and 100+ volunteers work hard to to broaden educational experiences, improve educational outcomes and experiences and support aspirations of refugee young people in Wandsworth. The team needs a leader to increase the impact and deepen the scope and quality of the support we offer.

  • When I started my English wasn’t that good and there were many words I didn’t know – I have improved my reading and English.

    — Feedback from a refugee young person attending Homework Club

  • I cannot help my children with homework and school is very different here [from Somalia]. I missed so much of my school because of the war in my country - we need this for our children because we can't speak English.

    — A Somali mum whose children attend our Homework Club

  • Thank you so much for helping M. to engage with literacy, as well as keeping on top of her health and supporting mum! You guys are angels.

    — Feedback from a local secondary school teacher

  • He didn’t speak much when he started and now he’s very sociable and his language has improved.

    — A father of a young person who attends Club