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

    Weʼve raised £237 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
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 14th December 2016

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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

      Joy Wemms

      4 months 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

      Joy Wemms

      4 months 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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      Joy Wemms

      4 months ago

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    6

    • 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

    About the fundraiser
    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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