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£2,165
raised of £2,500 target by 60 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,165 to Reduce educational inequality by purchasing resources for young people in need - All donations matched by Blue Thread Big Ideas Fund!

    Funded on Thursday, 15th July 2021

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    Story

    We are a 5 person research group from the University of Birmingham, aiming to come together to tackle educational inequality which has sadly increased by 46% in the last year. This bleak statistic clearly highlights a national crisis and urgency for serious change in order to address this problem.

    The United Nations globally acknowledges education as an inherent human right and “the key to escaping poverty” as it “enables upward socio-economoic mobility”.

    We’ve partnered with the St Basils Youth Hub, a donation bank centered around providing non-perishable food donations and toiletries, to young people who are homeless / at risk of homelessness. We are working with Vanessa Newey, who heads the St Basils Youth Hub, who has kindly agreed to expand their current facility to collect donated educational materials for 16-25 year olds on a permanent basis - in a similar fashion to a foodbank.

    A donation of any amount would greatly aid our campaign by maximising the impact we can have on reducing educational inequality, particularly in the West Midlands. We will use the donations to purchase a combination of educational materials to donate to the St Basils Youth Hub. These will range from laptops to facilitate online training and job applications to mental halth and wellbeing books to help guide young people through their educational transition.

    As part of our partnership with Blue Thread Big Ideas Fund, we are able to match every pound you donate up to £2500! This means the more money we raise, the more we can provide for vulnerable young people.

    We have also already secured backing from WHSmith, the country’s largest newsagent, who have kindly supported our cause by donating £100 of education vouchers that can be spent in store by those in need.

    Please find out more about our campaign on our social media pages:

    Find us on Facebook - Education Station Birmingham https://www.facebook.com/Education-Station-Birmingham-109735517857481/

    Or Instagram - @educationstation.birmingham

    Thank you!

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      Supporters

      60

      • David Conway

        David Conway

        May 14, 2021

        Happy to support this great cause

        £20.00

      • Aneta

        Aneta

        May 11, 2021

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 9, 2021

        £5.00

      • Jane

        Jane

        May 9, 2021

        Very impressed after reading your leaflet that landed on my doormat! Good luck with this excellent project

        £50.00

      • Joe

        Joe

        May 6, 2021

        £5.00

      • Elaine Chan

        Elaine Chan

        May 5, 2021

        Keep up the good work👏👏

        £20.00

      • Elliott Carpenter

        Elliott Carpenter

        May 5, 2021

        £20.00

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