Youth Mentoring

Our Somali Mentoring Scheme provides study support and boosts the academic performance of GCSE and A-level students

Somalis have too often underachieved in education and employment because of language and cultural barriers, economic and social deprivation and a lack of role models and support. Our Somali Mentoring Scheme provides study support and boosts the academic performance of GCSE and A-level students, clarifies ambitions, builds self-confidence, and encourages greater awareness of the students’ own culture as well as the cultures around them.

Volunteers with experience of teaching English and maths lead mentoring sessions, which focus on complementing what the students are taught in school rather than replacing or replicating it.

There is also a homework club where students can do homework and coursework with help and guidance at hand.

We also run a programme of half-term cultural activities to encourage young people to think about their own culture and the cultures of those around them. These activities relate to core curriculum subjects and encourage co-operation and team-working with people of differing backgrounds. They also promote sustained development and provide access to places, people and ideas the students might not otherwise encounter.

For more information about Baraka Community Association's youth mentoring services, please contact us by email at barakayouth@tiscali.co.uk or telephone our coordinator Abdullahi Ali  on 020 8964 0606 or 07949 727322.

FREE

Youth Mentoring

  • 10 May 2017, Wednesday 5:00 am - 8:00 am