The Katherine Low Settlement Limited

KLS' Love to Learn Summer Programme

A jam-packed summer filled with daily activities and trips for 200 refugee children living in poverty in south London: sport, craft, cooking, drama, trips to the seaside and more. For the whole of August they will spend busy days with friends, outside where possible, to support mental health and wellbeing. Free lunches are included to alleviate concerns about rising food prices.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1081248)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,065

Time left

1 day

Donations

68

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • 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 children we work with are missing out on carefree childhoods: they live in overcrowded housing with parents who are increasingly worried about the cost of food and fuel and don’t have spare money for trips or activities. Some carry trauma from their journeys to the UK or are affected by a family member’s experiences. They are underachieving at school and have low levels of English, poor confidence and low self-esteem.

Solution

We help them create happy childhood memories: our annual trips to Brighton and Southend are the first time many of them see the seaside or ride a rollercoaster. Over the summer holidays we provide daily activities for 200 refugee children at our Learning and Activities Summer Club for refugee children (4 trips, 40 activities in 2021), getting them outside, learning new skills, practising their English with new friends and building confidence. Most importantly, they have fun.

  • "I don’t know how to say thanks to you. It was very nice time for me and for everyone. This also a nice memory."

    — Youth Club young person

  • "My foster children had a great summer because of these activities... they would have been at home doing nothing and just playing computer."

    — A Foster Carer

  • "I really loved everything we've done this summer especially the sports. Thank you very much."

    — Homework Club child