Char­ity of the week

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The Chil­dren’s Lit­er­acy Char­ity is an evo­lu­tion of Spring­board for Chil­dren. In its 25th year, the char­ity is fo­cused on ad­dress­ing the lit­er­acy fail­ure risk posed by more than three mil­lion chil­dren in the UK grow­ing up in poverty. Through its Lit­er­acy Labs and other early in­di­vid­u­alised in­ter­ven­tions, The Chil­dren’s Lit­er­acy Char­ity wants to change the ef­fects of un­der­achieve­ment and so­cial ex­clu­sion among chil­dren. In the past year alone, the char­ity has pro­vided 43,000 hours of sup­port, nar­row­ing the av­er­age read­ing age gap by 15 months with those they work with. Ex­tend­ing its reach into more un­der­priv­i­leged ar­eas, in schools and com­mu­ni­ties, as well as es­tab­lish­ing strong part­ner­ships to tackle the lit­er­acy gap, the char­ity is keen to work with more schools and part­ners to make this a re­al­ity. Visit www.thechil­drenslit­er­a­cy­char­ity.org.uk.

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