Recover + Reconnect - helping children get back on track

Helping our children + young people get back on track, rebuild their social skills and support their mental health.

Over the last extraordinary year, thousands of children and young people in Kensington and Chelsea have been badly affected by the pandemic and lockdown.  Some have struggled to keep up with school work due to a lack of digital resources.  Many more are feeling anxious and overwhelmed at the crisis and lonely or isolated from their friendship groups.

Our young people need help to get their studies back on track and to regain confidence and hope for  their future.

We want to make sure no child in our community is left behind.  Our Recover + Reconnect Fund will support services for children and young people, designed to help them catch up on core subjects, encourage social interaction and support their mental health.  From tutoring sessions to counselling support, from drama workshops to outdoor sports, your donation to this appeal will make a real difference to young people in our community.

Abdi Aden, who runs Earl’s Court Youth Club, has seen first-hand the impact on young people so far:

“The pandemic has increased the gap in opportunities between rich and poor children.  Kids whose families cannot afford home learning resources, whether technology or time and support, have fallen behind in their studies which affects their educational attainment, their confidence and motivation.  This Summer we need to focus on supporting those kids not just with their learning, but also getting them away from screens and reminding them how to play with others, build their social skills and confidence.”

With your support, we can ensure our children and young people overcome some of the barriers caused by the pandemic to reach their full potential.

Read about the projects we are able to fund this summer, in partnership with the Kasuma Trust.

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Children at the Earls Court Youth Club