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CT Skills tutor Bob to spend his holidays supporting education in Calais refugee camp

Bob Allison, tutor at CT Skills in Nottingham, has decided to use his holidays to support others by spending a week at the Jungle refugee camp in Calais.

Bob will be working with the Calais Women and Children’s Centre and the Jungle Books Library for a week in August. The Women and Children’s Centre’s main focus is to distribute clothing, shoes, hygiene products, baby care products and assist with any social needs. It also provides shelter, food and basic amenities.

jungle booksJungle Books is a library and school built by refugees and volunteers which provides English classes, one to one reading sessions, computer access and book lending. From basic English to advanced topics like psychology and coding, the library allows access to invaluable resources needed to mitigate the disruption in the education of displaced children and young adults.

Working with the Jungle Books Education Centre, he will be teaching basic English, raising confidence and providing educational materials. All the team at CT Skills are in full support with individual donations being made by staff for clothing and supplies and following the recent move of their city centre office to Alan House on Clumber Street, the business is donating surplus childcare and educational resources.

Bob said; [su_quote] The two centres provide an safe environment in a situation of degradation and aim reduce the impact of the disruption in the children’s educational and social development. They improve the life chances of young people who have suffered terribly from the effects of war and terror in their home towns and cities. Donations of A5 exercise books, teaching resources for beginners English, and mini dictionaries would be gratefully accepted. Women’s clean underwear, socks, wet wipes, and teenage boys’ trainers are needed too. Any donations of unlocked mobile phones could also save lives. [/su_quote]

You can support with financial donations through Just Giving here.