Project information

Teach Me To Reach

Give me and I will Get. Teach me and I will Reach! Project Reach will be a financial Literacy Empowerment Project for young people in Hackney aged 16 -19. Our goal is to empower them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to break free from the poverty cycle.

six months

Charity information: The Bais Rochel Dsatmar Charitable Trust

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  • Need


    Mayhew Hackney Report that 58.4% of young people living in Hackney, live in households in receipt of low-income benefit. Children from low-income homes are most likely to remain stuck in the poverty cycle due to lack of skills and opportunities. Our trustees have been very concerned about this situation and have opened a public forum in our centre. 96% of attendees,including young people, parents, school board members, social workers, requested financial literacy support project.


    Teach me to Reach will be a six month training course for young people, ages 16-19 including lectures, one-to-one mentoring and workshops. Topic covered will be Employment Skill, Budgeting, Interview Skills, Saving Money, Addiction etc. Our goal is to empower them will skills for employment, boost their self-confidence and ensure they can believe in their rights for a better future.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Project Reach aims to educate young people about financial pitfalls.


    » Workshops on financial pitfalls such as irresponisble spending, the difference between needs and wants, addiction etc.

    What success will look like

    Success will be 50 young people attending workshops and reporting enhanced awareness about financial pitfalls.

    Aim 2

    Project Reach aims to empower young people with skills for employment.


    » Skills Training Workshops

    What success will look like

    Success will be 50 young people completing the Skills Building Workshops.

    Aim 3

    Project Reach aims to boost confidence and raise hopes in young people


    » Interview Skills Workshops
    » One-to-one Mentoring

    What success will look like

    Young people will report back on their improved self confidence via questionnaires.

  • Impact


    The long term change we hope to create is a community of financially literate, competent and responsible citizens. This can be demonstrated by young people gaining employment and supporting themselves financially - with out dependency on State Benefits.


    There is a risk that young people will not be interested in attending. We will ensure to advertise in a manner that attracts young people, by inviting young people to design the graphics for the adverts. We will also try to build anticipation for the courses by using social media to promote the project.
    Risks such as insufficient trainers or insufficient space will be mitigated by careful organisation and back-up plans being made.


    We will ask our participants to provide feedback after each sessions. These feedback forms will be translated into project progress reports which we will share with our donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £40,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 Venue Hire Four Sessions Weekly for Six months
      £6,000 Project Manager's Salary 1 Project Manager
      £10,000 Trainer's Salary 5 Trainers
      £9,000 Admin Adverts, Overheads
  • Background


    The Project will take place in Hackney.


    Mayhew Hackney Report that 58.4% of young people living in Hackney, live in households in receipt of low-income benefit. Many young people in Hackney are stuck in the poverty cycle. Due to lack of opportunities and higher education, many remain with low-paying jobs and end up being dependent on state benefits. With the impending welfare cuts, more and more young people are at risk of financial hardship.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Bais Rochel Dsatmar is an independent girls school with a student body of over 1100. 80% of our student body are from homes dependent on State Benefits. We are best placed to carry out this project since we are closely acquainted with our students and know their challenges. We have also partnered with several youth charities in the past and successfully managed training projects for young people

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Elka Katz

    Elka is the Admin Support in Beis Rochel. She will be leading this after hours project for young people.