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More than-A Mini Van

My dad cleans the schools till 7:00; My Mum is sad in bed as usual,and I`m so bored and so alone. Some friends are at Bais Rochels Breeze club, going on trips, baking,and doing juicy sports.I live to far and there are to many big dangerous roads on the way. Please fund a van to take kids to club.

January 2018 - January 2020

Charity information: The Bais Rochel Dsatmar Charitable Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    We operate an amazing afterschool and holiday club for disadvantage children;the issue however, is for children who do not attend our school and live far or attend school in another area can not access our free club due to
    1) Parental illness, both physical and mental, and are thus unable to escort children to our club.
    2)Mobility related disability-22% of our users are disabled.They require suitable transport and some children need a ramp.
    3) Parents work long hours;not able to accompany kids.

    Solution

    2 16 seater Mini-Buses and one disability orientated bus to make 3 rounds each to collect a total of 140 children to our free afterschool and holiday club.-Everyday.
    Lets make a happy fulfilling childhood accessible to all kids.
    LETS BEAT BARRIERS and eradicate social exclusion due to mobility and accessibility issues.
    In this respect, all children will have access to free and safe play space, skills building opportunities, diverse social opportunities of meeting children from other schools..

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To ensure that kids have safe space to play,socialise &learn life skills during out of school hrs.

    Activities

    » Offer a free play n learn club-called Breeze, where kids enjoy; skills building clubs such as woodwork and art, fitness and sports, social chances...

    We have created a user assessment and feedback form which has been independently examined and approved. Users will fill form before and after project. Photos, videos will prove.


    Aim 2

    To eliminate mobility challenges and road safety issues during after school rush hour.

    Activities

    » Provide transport to kids living out of area who have no one to accompany them otherwise, or have mobility disability which challenges access.
    » Have a responsible volunteer collect the children from their homes, distribute cool water and healthy snacks ,supervise and accompany to our club.

    We will record safe arrival&homecoming on registration package,we will than compare it to previous years to learn about safer arrival/homecoming with our transport.User feedback.


    Aim 3

    To reduce social isolation &encourage children to
    appreciate diversity and create new friendships

    Activities

    » Bring children together from different schools around North London to enjoy fun free activities together. Transport will enable this to happen
    » Access to socially excluded kids by providing transport.Eliminate mobility barriers to social chances by enabling suitable transport for disabledkids

    Users comments on assessment and feedback forms. Volunteers and leaders observations. Stakeholders feedback.


    Aim 4

    Granting a great childhood for all children. A chance for children to explore new sights

    Activities

    » Offer a stimulating rewarding play n learn experience free-and enable access to it to.
    » Use vans to take kids to stimulating trips outside of London-Coal mines museum, beach , aquarium.

    Again users self assessment and feedback forms will clue us in on how they benefitted from club. Pictures of children enjoying a range of activities will provide this evidence.


  • Impact

    Impact

    More than a Mini Van! is not merely a means of transport.Its enables all children to find pathways and a unique route in life`s journey.

    The Journal of Royal Statistics-2010)claims that '80% of the difference in how well children do at school is dependent on what happens outside the school gates.'
    But when life outside the gate is hostile &limited due to severe poverty, dsability...our kids miss out.
    By providing transport to our free club we ensure that all kids can access success.

    Risk


    There is a financial risk that our van may need maintenance and on-going fuel costs.
    To mitigate this risk we will arrange for a good cover insurance and a weekly donor from the local community to fund fuel on weekly basis.

    Another risk is that our volunteer drivers may have to miss some days for personal reasons. We have involved the community and will arrange for three other volunteers to be licensed to drive our vans.

    Reporting

    We have a good monitoring and reporting system in place which will be accessible for donor review.
    We send quarterly reports to donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £99,900

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      Amount Heading Description
      £26,020 Mini-Bus Purchase of 18 seater minibus inc.vat
      £26,020 Mini-bus Purchase of 18 seater mini bus inc. VAT
      £36,000 Disability Minbus Purchase of adapted bus for disabled users inc. vat
      £10,060 refreshments Supply of water and healthy snacks for the year, for 120 children
      £1,800 insurence costs Inclusive insurence for 3 vans

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Community Event £3,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    We are based in Hackney.Our child dominated demographics suggest there are over10,000 under 16`s in Hackney,and considering that Hackney ranked 11th most deprived in indices of multiple deprivation(Shared Evidence Base)we can infer that working families living below the poverty line require aid with after-school hours childcare.Our Club will be held at an independent school 51-57 Amhurst Park and open to all children in London.Amhurst Park is a main and congested road-children need supervision.

    Beneficiaries

    Our beneficiaries are 140 children who can not reach our club.
    40 of these children struggle with disability which limits there free mobility.
    31 children are limited because of a parents mental disorder or sickness in the family which explains why there is no one available to accompany them to club.
    The remaining kids can not come because
    a) Parents work long hrs(at very low pay) jobs and not available to accompany kid to club-otherwise
    b) parents preoccupied with other siblings..

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    As a grassroots charity ;yet with robust partnerships with local schools and social agencies we have a sterling track record of reaching out to socially excluded and disadvantaged children since 1981! We have over 900 users with an annual increase in beneficiaries of 26%. Our projects were well managed and monitored. We are famous for our loving and accepting environment and a haven for socially excluded people. We will maintain the mini-bus to perfection.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mr Kornbluth

    Mr Kornbluth is the Director of Services He has over 35 years' experience in supporting struggling children and families.

    Nancy Waber

    Volunteer Driver co-ordinator-contributes over 10 hrs volunteering weekly. Loved for her good word to all.

£20

£20 to fund fuel for a week`s drive will fuel kids to thrive.

I am a normal girl with naughty muscles-I have hypotonia- which in normal words mean that my muscles are weak and floppy. I live a mile from club and if i walk I will be so EXHAUSTED that i will flop down on a chair-till end of club. Please give us a mini-bus so that we don`t miss out.

Kayla