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First mentor relationship for our recently launched Befriending and Mentoring programme

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The Department for Education has awarded us £155,735 in funding to deliver mentoring programmes for children in care and care leavers.

We are working with an established charity called Hope for the Young, which will deliver mentoring sessions for up to 20 young people before the end of March 2025. They will provide one-to-one support and advice to young refugees and asylum seekers in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, helping them to develop the independence skills they need to reach their full potential.

We have been able to match 3 mentees and mentors so far and have already received amazing feedback from the most established mentor and mentee relationship:

Young person: "Yasmine is a very good person and very kind and self-controlled, and I have never seen her get bored or angry with me for asking her a lot of questions or saying you can tell me what I mean. And she’s a very good person who listens to you, never disrespects you, respects your words, culture and everything. I really don't know how to describe her. She’s a very good person" 

Mentor: "During our last session we went on a  visit to the science museum - M seemed laid back, he enjoyed himself and talked about stuff he likes and was in very good spirits. I have seen a change in commitment to his learning which is very positive - he is willing to look stuff up and ask what things mean which he didn't do before."

For more information about this mentoring programme or on becoming a mentor please visit the Hope for Young website.

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