Year-round, our Love to Learn educational programme gives children and young people from refugee backgrounds opportunities to achieve in education. We provide a safe place to do homework with English-speaking mentors, career guidance and bi-lingual caseworkers to advocate for children at school.
The families we work with rank among the most deprived 20% in the UK. The cost-of-living crisis has hit them hard and their children are substantially behind at every educational Key Stage. Without the parental homework support and understanding of the UK education system that many people take for granted, the children we work with can miss out of the opportunities to get the most out of education and thrive in their futures.
KLS have worked with refugees since 1999, receiving a Wandsworth Civic Award 2023 for our contribution to the lives of local refugees. Our team have strong relationships with refugee young people and their families and provide a successful programme to enable them to flourish in the UK education system. This includes homework clubs, casework, mentoring and careers support. We are needs led, for example, we now provide art therapy sessions for those most struggling with their mental health.