Knowledge Equals Opportunity
KEO Staying Safe Online project
Volunteering Matters, through the KEO family project, delivers online safety sessions to children in school years 5 and 6 and will enable them to share with their parents the knowledge gained through the programme.
The KEO family team, which is well established in its work with families and migrant families, facilitates each group to become aware of online risks of abuse and helps students design and deliver presentations about internet safety to parents. The project has successfully delivered 9 programmes in 3 primary schools, with another 3 schools starting in September.
The KEO Staying Safe Online project is looking for volunteers with an interest in education & young people, safeguarding and an ability to commit during school hours to support this project. Volunteers will receive relevant training during the summer, ready for a start in September.
The KEO programme is aimed at migrant parents with primary school aged children. The programme will support parents in: understanding how to create the right conditions for learning, understanding the school system, understanding the host community, increasing parental engagement with schools & enabling parents to support their children’s reading and writing. In addition, the KEO project also delivers English Conversational Classes twice a week based at our office.
The KEO project needs volunteers who are interested in education and understand issues relating to being new to the community - such as having a limited knowledge of English and/or any other issues which might create barriers to inclusion and communication. Volunteers will receive relevant training during the summer, ready for a start in September.
The KEO project offers a great opportunity to anyone wanting to gain valuable skills and experience working with young people and families.
For more information:
T: 01473 418035