South London Refugee Association Youth Club Fund
South London Refugee Association runs a well-established weekly Youth Club where young, unaccompanied asylum seekers aged 14 to 18 years can come along to make new friends, practice their English and play sports. They can also learn life skills, get involved in arts and crafts and other activities, and access specialist casework support and legal advice. Many of these young people have experienced war and loss and all have experienced the trauma of leaving loved ones behind and undertaking dangerous journeys to the UK, and really value having a place of their own to come to. The club is a safe space where they can spend time with and get to know others who can understand the often traumatic experiences of their past and the uncertainties of their future. The charity wants to provide even better support to even more of these young people, and are raising funds to expand the Youth Club from once to twice a week, as well as to provide even more support, including: help with homework workshop sessions to develop knowledge and skills opportunities to take part in trips, outings and residential activities Full Stream Ahead is a team of civil servants on the Fast Stream training programme who are volunteering with SLRA and raising money for the youth club. All donations will help to help make a big difference to the lives of the young people SLRA work with.