Salusbury WORLD

Post-Lockdown Holiday Programmes for Refugee Children

To run programmes of activities for up to 100 refugee children & young people in London to build back confidence, emotional well-being and social relationships after the long months of restrictions.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1071065)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£14,046

Time left

1 day

Donations

116

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

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

Location

United Kingdom

  • 'We all know what is happening in Syria and there is something to cry about every day. I've been kayaking and horse-riding with Salusbury World in the summers and I loved having the chance to do things I'd always dreamed of doing. The summer activities helped me make so many new friends.'

    — Teenage participant in holiday programmes

Situation

Refugee children & families in London were disproportionately disadvantaged by the pandemic. 85% live in flats with no outside space and 80% reported struggling with online learning because of difficulties with equipment/data/space/caring responsibilities/understanding of expectations. 70% reported feeling anxious about the future. Over 80% said their lives had shrunk & they had only been outside to go shopping and that their parents worried about them going further afield.

Solution

We will run programmes for refugee & migrant children and young people aged 5-18 throughout school holidays for a year. These programmes will offer a variety of physical, creative, therapeutic and outdoor activities aimed at restoring social relationships, emotional resilience and wellbeing