Charity information

Rewrite

Rewrite brings together young people from different backgrounds to fight prejudice and injustice, through the power of drama and creative writing.
(Founded in 2000 and gaining charity status in 2005)

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    Mission:
    Rewrite raises awareness about issues surrounding refuge and asylum and challenges prejudice and racism by bringing together young people from different backgrounds to fight prejudice and injustice, through the power of drama and creative writing.

    Background:
    Rewrite was founded in October 2000 by Emily Hunka and Sian. Since gaining charity status in 2005 we have focused our activities in South London and have established our core activities and delivered various bespoke projects.

    Rewrite is now an established and well-respected organisation with a strong track record. In 2006 we won the Capital Community Foundation's Award for outstanding work with young people and in 2012 the Global Fund for Children acknowledged our work through a Rising Star Award.

  • Aims

    Rewrite aims to:

    • To provide and nurture a platform for an active demonstration of integration between young people and adults from all backgrounds;
    • To raise public awareness about issues surrounding refuge and asylum, including wider global issues;
    • To provide a platform for young people to express their ideas and opinions creatively, and develop the individual potential of each participant;
    • To break down barriers of prejudice and racism through drama and creative writing;
    • To include in our work, young people from different cultural, social, international and economic backgrounds;
  • Overview

    Established: October 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1109901

    Board members: 9

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 07575 743103

    Address: 5 Elephant Lane SE16 4JD

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