Learning with peers, joining group workshops and engaging in social activities helps young people to make friends, reduce their sense of isolation, and feel supported and hopeful for the future.
Education classes bring stability and structure to the children’s lives as well as help them learn about life in the UK. We provide English as a Second Language and maths classes to improve their skills and confidence as they wait for places in mainstream education.
In 2021, we delivered 416 ESOL classes and 52 Maths classes remotely (due to COVID19). A total of 194 children attended these classes, which helped to boost their skills and confidence before entering mainstream education.
With the help of some amazing volunteers, we also run weekly creative workshops. These include sessions where children play musical instruments and sing together, hone their artistic skills and try their hands at drama.
397unaccompanied children were supported to access education in 2021.
329children attended our social activities in 2021, including a weekly social evening every Wednesday, where they enjoyed drawing, poetry, music and live cooking via Zoom.
Support our work
You can help young people rebuild their lives by making a donation or volunteering on one of our projects.
If you work with unaccompanied refugee children and would like to make a referral to the Youth Development Project, find out more and get in touch using the details below.