The Katherine Low Settlement Limited

KLS' Love to Learn Summer Holiday programme

A full Summer Club of activities & trips for approx. 200 refugee children living in poverty in South London. This year's Summer Club will focus on supporting young people recover from lockdown, see their friends, get some physical activity, and support their mental health and wellbeing,

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1081248)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,091

Time left

2 days

Donations

90

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • 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

  • “Thank you so much for inviting my children, we would have just stayed at home all summer if they didn’t come to Love to Learn. They were so happy and counting the days until they could come again.”

    — A Love to Learn parent

  • “My boys are so happy they had a lot of fun and did a lot of exercise, before they at home all the time going crazy and fighting with each other."

    — A Love to Learn parent

Situation

Lockdown has been particularly tough for the refugee young people we work with. Refugee children don't have access to many social/educational activities and rarely go on holiday over the summer. This means they miss out on childhood experiences and have low levels of English. The children we work with live in poverty, overcrowded housing, single parent families. They are underachieving at school and have low confidence and self-esteem.

Solution

During the summer holidays we provide a Learning & Activities Summer Club for refugee children incl. trips (4 weeks, 40 activities in 2020). It means refugee children have access to a range of fun, engaging and sometimes challenging childhood experiences like camping, residentials, sports, cooking, music, drama activities. Children improve their learning skills, confidence and English, have fun and make new friends.