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The Bell Foundation and Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) are working in partnership to evaluate and develop the content, curriculum and delivery of resources and classes as part of the Learning for Life education programme.
The three-year partnership will seek to achieve:
KRAN provides English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Life Skills classes for newly arrived refugee and asylum-seeking young people. Young people are not able to access statutory education for many months after arrival. The KRAN curriculum has been created to support the young people during this time with ESOL and Life Skills classes, and to help them attain and retain school or college places.
The project, supported by the Foundation, aims to help young people to gain a place at college or in employment by offering teaching tailored to their needs, to enable them to make progress and develop confidence. The aim is to reach between 50 to 100 young people in Kent each year.