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Volunteer for the Syria Summer Camp – 23rd July to 17 August 2018

 

Dear parent/Carer  

 

Re: Volunteer for the Syria Summer Camp – 23rd July to 17 August 2018

 

Syria Summer Camp is a project run by Newman Catholic College and supported by Caritas Westminster.  The Syria Summer Camp is dependent upon a strong volunteer base, drawn from diverse walks of life – teachers, parents, senior students and faith communities.  Syria Summer Camp requires over 20 volunteers every day of its operation.  It was born out of a passion to make a difference to the wellbeing of refugee children and their families helping them to be in a better position to learn.  The Camp provides a home of learning for children, hungry to catch up with their education e.g. “booster” sessions in English, Maths and Science as well as theatre trips and fun activities.  In addition to this, there is any opportunity to be on the pastoral support team and assisting counsellors to help youngsters process their experience of fleeing war or persecution and build an identity that works for them in the UK

The Summer Camp operates from 10.00am to 2.00pm, and a minimum of one week’s volunteering is requested.  There is also a need for lunchtime volunteering from 12.30 – 2.00pm.

If you would like further information contact Luisa – School Chaplain.  From 15 July please contact Miss Amanda Refugee Project Leader @ Newman Catholic College on awooster@ncc.brent.sch.uk – include your full name and phone number.