We take tackling educational inequality seriously.
Our aim is to provide practical support for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who may be struggling at school. The charity was set up in 1997, founded by Captain Kandiah Chandran MBE OBE, then chief executive of Presentation Housing Association, which at the time was the UK’s largest black-led association.
Our focus throughout this period has been to tackle the educational and
employment challenges faced by young people from inner-city communities across London.
Our remit is to ensure that children with a difficult start in life do not miss out on the benefits of a good education and are able to compete for the training and employment opportunities that will help them to achieve their true potential.
The charity is constantly evolving. Our varied programmes have included breakfast clubs and after-school tuition in primary schools, mentoring support for older pupils and homework clubs for the children of housing association tenants.
We have also delivered tailored educational projects for parents aimed at improving basic numeracy and literacy so they can provide effective support for their children.