- Kids Company
Founded in 1996
Camila Batmanghelidjhfounded the charity Kids Company. [ [http://kidsco.org.uk/?page_id=70 Kids Company » Camila Batmanghelidjh ] ] Which has won many plaudits such as winner of the Ernst and Young ‘ Social Entrepreneurof the Year 2005’ award and was awarded ‘ Woman of the Year’ in 2006. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6056196.stm BBC NEWS | UK | Angel of Peckham's gift of giving ] ] [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2007/oct/10/guardiansocietysupplement.childrensservices Immovable force | Society | The Guardian ] ] .Kids [ [http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23449088-details/Kids+Company+gets+%C2%A312m+lifeline+over+three+years/article.do Kids Company gets £12m lifeline over three years | News ] ] Company deals in charity work with ex young offenders and children broken and disadvantaged backgrounds. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/main.jhtml?xml=/education/2008/01/30/facare130.xml Kids Company: I was homeless and desperate, but Camila saved me - Telegraph ] ] [ [http://www.newstatesman.com/200612180027 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.
* [http://kidsco.org.uk/ official Kids Company website]
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1399548/Kids-Company.html Kids Company]
* [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-real-question-why-are-our-children-prepared-to-kill-one-another-462944.html The real question: why are our children prepared to kill one another?]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6056196.stm Angel of Peckham's gift of giving]
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2007/oct/10/guardiansocietysupplement.childrensservices Inmovable Object]
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/main.jhtml?xml=/education/2007/12/06/facharity106.xml Camila Batmanghelidjh: 'I'd like to open these centres everywhere']
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6080096.stm Black women 'also cause splits']
* [http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/you/article.html?in_page_id=1908&in_article_id=507729 Are you our Clarins Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year of 2008?]
* [http://www.newstatesman.com/200706180031 Building bridges]
* [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/peckhams-children-hold-on-to-their-knives-in-fear-of-attack-658257.html Peckham's children hold on to their knives in fear of attack]
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