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£237raised of £150,000 target by 6 supporters

Weʼre raising £150,000 to use on a deposit on building that will allow us to help 50 children reclaim their lives and offer bursary places to those in greatest need.

Location
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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As a career teacher, I am proud to have served in a number of schools helping thousands of young people navigate the stormy seas of adolescence and confidently embark on secure career paths but I am still haunted by the significant number who were lost on the way. I am referring to those bright, talented children for whom mainstream education was a nightmare.
The children who's learning style did not fit the regular classroom model, The children who faced paralysing anxiety and clawed the seats of their parents' cars unable bring themselves to cross the school threshold. The children who could not understand the behaviour of their peers and became the fodder of the bullies. The children overwhelmed by slow processing skills, dyslexia, dyspraxia who fought so hard to fit in but failed. The maverick tormented by the constant noise, endless movement, the senseless rules. Children who recoiled, preferring the haven of their bedroom to the medley of school life.
From this knowledge rose my dream. A dream in which academic children, unable to face mainstream, could find a oasis in which they could breathe easy. A small, boutique school in which the individual was as equally important as the team. A school in which damaged, fragile children could reclaim their self esteem, rekindle their love of learning, acquire the social skills that had previously eluded them and bravely step forward as confident citizens of 21st century Britain.
My Dream is now reality and twelve young people are successfully rekindling their lives. They enjoy a rich, holistic curriculum supported by one to one and small group learning delivered by fully qualified, specialist teachers. Lives are being saved.
Wemms Education Centre needs to serve more children. We need a bigger building and the financial security to be able to offer bursary places to children abandoned by their local authority and without the means to fund private education


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    Joy Wemms

    13 days ago

    Joy Wemms

    Many thanks to Miriam, Lynn, Louise, Kym and Caroline. I recognise the magnitude of your gifts, and treasure your support. We have a new student starting tomorrow. His parents have successfully held his local authority accountable for ensuring he gets a bespoke education that matches his needs. They showed a great tenacity of spirit... the Authority went right up to 24 hours prior to tribunal before agreeing to funding.

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    Joy Wemms

    17 days ago

    Joy Wemms

    Wemms has just received permission to extend its age range to 19 years! That's great, that is two more young people we can help already.

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    17 days ago

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  • Hugh Sear

    Hugh Sear

    Nov 20, 2016

    Good luckHugh and Sarah Sesr

    £50.00

  • Caroline Downton

    Caroline Downton

    Nov 20, 2016

    £50.00

  • Louise Crane - Capital Toners

    Louise Crane - Capital Toners

    Nov 17, 2016

    Good luck Joy. I am sure you will achieve your goal :-)

    £2.00

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Joy Wemms

Joy Wemms

Ashtead, United Kingdom

Life is given to us as a shapeless lump and with a bag of tools to make of it what we will. We are born eager to learn but the most unique of us can lose our way in the ocean of formal education. Wemms exists to help these young people reclaim their education and lives.

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