Kids Company

Kids Company

Founded in 1996 Camila Batmanghelidjh founded the charity Kids Company. [ [ Kids Company » Camila Batmanghelidjh ] ] Which has won many plaudits such as winner of the Ernst and Young ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2005’ award and was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2006. [ [ BBC NEWS | UK | Angel of Peckham's gift of giving ] ] [ [ Immovable force | Society | The Guardian ] ] .Kids [ [ Kids Company gets £12m lifeline over three years | News ] ] Company deals in charity work with ex young offenders and children broken and disadvantaged backgrounds. [ [ Kids Company: I was homeless and desperate, but Camila saved me - Telegraph ] ] [ [ New Statesman - Person of the Year: NS Readers' Choice ] ] Kids Company aims to restore their trust and provide an environment in which they can begin the healing process, using a carefully designed support system that includes psychotherapy, counselling, education, arts, sports, hot meals and various other practical interventions.

Kids Company currently delivers services to 11,925 clients through - 33 inner-city schools in London, - a drop-in centre at street-level in Camberwell and - a new, post-fourteen educational institute, the Urban Academy in Southwark.

For ten years Kids Company has survived due to the support of charitable trusts and businesses. Camila has taken on and exceeded the challenge of funding the organisation. It has been a ‘hand to mouth’ existence for the organisation and Camila has kept united a staff team who accept that the future is always uncertain. On two occasions she has re-mortgaged her flat to see Kids Company through its lack of funding.

External Links

* [ official Kids Company website]
* [ Kids Company]
* [ The real question: why are our children prepared to kill one another?]
* [ Angel of Peckham's gift of giving]
* [ Inmovable Object]
* [ Camila Batmanghelidjh: 'I'd like to open these centres everywhere']
* [ Black women 'also cause splits']
* [ Are you our Clarins Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year of 2008?]
* [ Building bridges]
* [ Peckham's children hold on to their knives in fear of attack]


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