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COMMUNITY

The community Kitchen gives nutritious food to those who may not have the resources and time to prepare the food themselves.

We offer emotional support and sense of belonging and community friendship opportunities to those experiencing isolation or loneliness because of poverty or bereavement, we offer them a place where they may relate to others, feel safe and loved. We offer hygiene support by providing Care-pack materials, including toothbrushes, shower gels, sponges, e.tc.

We help to build self-esteem and promote positive mental health by breaking down the barriers of discrimination. We work with local agencies to help raise awareness of services and support that our guests can access, to empower them.

We plan to offer ‘LifeSkills’ coaching to our guests, where they can learn basic survival, health, money management, budgeting, culinary and self-leadership skills. We welcome support from individuals and organisation.

Reach Community Kitchen Project is organised regularly to relieve some of the effects of poverty and hardship among the marginalised and disadvantaged communities in Gipsy Hill and SE19.

We facilitate a platform for people to meet and eat together; to find a place of emotional refuge and a place to build relationships with others in their neighbourhood and communities.

COMMUNITY

We intend to promote team-work skills, Growth-mindset, and self-discovery. We want to help participants develop physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing and social skills. To reflect on their strengths and skills to make informed choices when making decisions. To learn about where to find help and resources to inform choices.

Media and creative art Project |
We are also looking to secure funding to equip one of the rooms in our building and organise a quarterly Arts, media and music projects during school holidays and encourage young people in Gipsy Hill community to work in groups to develop and present group arts, media, or music projects.

Our rational for this is to promote Team-work skills, Growth-mindset, and Self-discovery. We want to help participants develop physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing and social skills.

To reflect on their strengths and skills to make informed choices when making decisions. To learn about where to find help and resources to inform choices.

Covid-19 has affected academic progress of most children in the UK. Children from affluent and middle-class families have supplemented their out-of-school learning with help from paid tutors. The same cannot be said for most children from our neighbourhood in SE19 and Lambeth at large.

From March 2022, we intend to recruit 3 tutors for each of Year 6, Year 9 and GCSE and start running Maths, English & Science Saturday classes every week (except the last Saturday of the month—to give learners a break) to try to close the gap created by the schools’ lockdown and to continue for as long as we keep securing grants for this project.

Young people from the community will benefit from our ACTZ—29 monthly ‘Empowerment sessions’ from invited Career professionals and industry leaders with the aim of educating them about life-skills, healthy relationship, career apprenticeship, vocational or academic pathways available to them.

BASKETBALL

Basketball Project |
Since May 2021, we have started ‘Saturday Basketball Breakfast club on the all-weather basketball court on St. Kitt’s Terrace. Participants are provided with light breakfast. We have hired a professional Basketball coach to run this project and we have had participation from young people in Gipsy Hill and neighbouring communities.

This project has become popular and both young people and adults from neighbouring estates have started attending these sessions. Due to increase in demand, we have started to look for a decent in-door basketball court to hire.