Charity information


Khulisa, meaning 'to nurture,' in Zulu is a small, highly effective, national charity which helps young people understand and tackle the root-causes of their challenging behaviour. We provide intensive therapeutic support to build the self-awareness and emotional resilience of our beneficiaries - many of who have multiple & complex needs.

Our aim is to help young people feel empowered to make healthier life choices by breaking the cycle of crime and violence in their lives.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    We are on a mission to help people overcome their problems and disadvantages to reduce offending and social exclusion.

    Our vision is for a society where young people have a voice and are empowered to live healthy, crime-free lives. We do this by delivering behavioural change programmes and by providing therapeutic support and mentors, in schools, prisons and communities.

    Using the creative arts and drama therapy, our programmes have a strong emphasis on developing emotional resilience, improving wellbeing and raising aspiration. They support longer-term outcomes including reduced offending, educational attainment and employability.

    We intervene at all stages of the criminal justice cycle: we prevent young people from offending, we rehabilitate those who have committed crimes and we reintegrate ex-prisoners into the community. We do this by:

    o Delivering behaviour programmes which helps young people understand and address their needs

    o Training professionals who work with young people in schools, prisons and community settings

    o Sharing best practice with sector peers and influencing public policy on issues related to mental health, education and justice

  • Aims

    Khulisa aims to:

    • We are work to develop safer, more nurturing prisons, schools and communities which empower people to be resilient, ambitious and make  healthier life choices.
  • Overview

    Established: April 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1120562

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 7

    Phone number: 07535398432

    Address: 32 Cubitt Street WC1X 0LR

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