The Bloomfield Learning Centre (the “Centre” www.blearning.biz) teaches literacy skills to some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in London. These are children with specific learning difficulties, primarily dyslexia, whose parents can not afford to pay for specialist tuition. Without the right help, the majority of these children will remain illiterate, leaving school without any qualifications. In a competitive, sophisticated city like London, a truly fulfilled life is impossible for an illiterate adult. There are no training places, no apprenticeships, no job opportunities. Lack of educational attainment leads to unemployment, poverty, criminal involvement, homelessness and poor parenting skills – 40-50% of young offenders have dyslexia compared to between 5 and 10% of the general population! The Bloomfield Learning Centre aims to give as many needy children as possible the opportunity of a better life.
Since gaining charitable status in 1993, the Centre has taught thousands of children to read. The work is performed mainly on a charitable basis because the necessary specialist resources are rarely available in schools and there is an absence of government funding. The Centre is the only significantly subsidized dyslexia teaching centre in London providing support and public benefit to underprivileged pupils.
We have decided to support the teachers and the pupils of the Centre by donating to their cause.
Should you wish to join us in supporting this worthy endeavour please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or please contact Jane Orr, the head teacher, at the Centre at email@example.com. Visitors are always welcome.