Step Forward for Jacari

Help us raise funds to provide essential tutoring for refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children by completing a set number of steps in the month of May. You can choose the number of steps and do it by walking, running or even doing housework!
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Refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children are arriving in the UK and going straight into schools with little or no English language. They struggle to settle-in, understand their teachers or take part in lessons. They also can't make friends easily or develop their social skills. Many of these young people have fled conflict and experienced trauma and arrived in the UK with few possessions and live in temporary, crowded accommodation. Having a stable school life is so vital, somewhere they can feel secure and valued and have some sense of normality. But they need to quickly learn English language skills to start with.

By raising funds for Jacari, you'll be helping us match these children with a volunteer tutor, who will visit them at school or in their home every week during term-time, providing them with fun, informal tutoring and building their confidence. Most of our volunteers are university students and become an important role model and friend for their young tutees, a trusted adult who they feel comfortable with, providing regular support and making learning fun.

Your donations will also help us to organise fun trips and activities for the children and their families so they can practise their English in a relaxed setting, do something fun together and visit local attractions they may not otherwise have access to.

Watch our video to learn more about the impact of Jacari's work.

Step forward!

Join our spring fundraising challenge and step forward for refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children who are struggling at school. This May, we're asking you to complete a set number of steps. It is entirely your choice how many you want to do. You can walk, run, dance and do housework - it all counts!

Here are some suggested step targets to complete over the month of May:

150,000 steps (about 5000 per day)

300,000 steps (about 10,000 per day)

450,000 steps (about 15,000 per day)

600,000 steps (about 20,000 per day)

We recommend picking something that is more than you would usually do to make it a challenge, but also be realistic about what you can achieve in the month. We want everyone to be able to take part, so if you prefer a lower target, don't be put off. Youll be surprised how easy it is to build up your steps - doing just a 20 minute walk adds up to more than 2000 steps!

Don't forget to include your target number of steps on your Just Giving fundraising page - you can edit the text in the "story" section to include this. Keep your page up-to-date by posting photos of you doing your steps and letting people know how you are progressing towards your target. You can also connect your fundraising page to Strava or Fitbit to record your steps and show your progress on your page.

About the charity


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Jacari is an award-winning charity operating in Oxford and Bristol. We recruit and train volunteers to provide tuition to disadvantaged refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children aged 6-16 who have English as as an additional language, boosting their confidence and communication skills.

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