LOVE TO LEARN works with young people from new communities and their families to increase opportunities and rights to learning; confidence; wellbeing and aspiration.

We have been working  with refugee communities in and around Wandsworth since 2004, when the project was set up by the Katherine Low Settlement. Today we provide a range of services for 200+ children, young people and their families including befriending and mentoring support, advocacy and casework, a homework club, trips and activities.

 

Can you help us raise £5,000 for our Homework club?

 

From the KLS blog:

Next week we’re taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, to raise money for our Homework Club to improve local refugee children’s education in Wandsworth. The exciting thing is that your donation can go twice as far…

When? The Big Give launches at 12pm (midday) Tuesday 28th November (#GivingTuesday). Your generous donation will be doubled until 12pm on Tuesday 5th December. That’s 1 week to double your donation!!! So if you donate £20 to KLS then The Big Give matches your donation with £20 = doubling your donation to £40. Any amount can be matched to help support the education of local refugee children. So this Christmas please ‘Double your Donation’.

Where? Donate online here.

What? Love to Learn Homework Club for refugee children living in poverty in London.

“I love going to Club – I get help with my homework and I’m in the Ukulele orchestra. I like cooking best. I also went to the seaside – I’ve never been before.”

– Leena, a child who attends Club.

Need: Refugee children struggle to get their homework done as their parents don’t speak much English and can’t give them the education support they need. They also don’t access many activities and rarely go on holiday. This means they miss out on experiences and have low levels of English. Children we work with live in poverty, overcrowded housing, single parent families. They often don’t have access to computers or other learning resources. They are underachieving at school and have low confidence and self-esteem.

Solution: Love to Learn provides weekly homework and activities club for refugee children and trips during the holidays. This ensures that children can get their homework done with help and access to computers, printers, internet and other learning resources. Volunteers help each child to improve their learning, read together and then do fun activities (gardening, cooking, trips etc.). Children not only improve their learning skills, confidence and English, but also have fun learning new skills and making friends.

“Thank you so much for helping Aisha 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

How? Double your Donation here next week only (28th November – 5th December).

Thank you SO much in advance!  

 
P.S. When you make your gift next week, every pound can be matched for double the impact! Thank you for giving as generously as you can. It’s greatly appreciated.
P.S.S. Remember that donations won’t be doubled until the Christmas Challenge launches at 12pm on Tuesday 28th November.