AMRAN: JACARI PUPIL
Amran came to the UK as a 15 year-old refugee from Syria in 2015. Amran's teachers were worried that because of language difficulties she would struggle to keep up with the curriculum and to make friends. The school referred Amran to Jacari, who quickly matched her with a volunteer tutor, Anna from the University of Bristol. When Anna began tutoring, it became clear that despite the difficulties and traumas faced by Amran, she had a motivation to learn that was inspiring: her dream was to achieve A-levels. Anna visited the family every week for an hour, helping Amran with her homework and giving her a chance to practice the language needed to integrate with the community and succeed in school. Given Amran's enthusiasm and the hospitality of her family, Anna decided to visit for two hours a week because 'what was an extra hour to me when it meant so much to them?'. One year later, Amran’s teachers say that the progress she has made, particularly in confidence, is phenomenal, thanks to Jacari’s support.
INDIA: JACARI VOLUNTEER
'I tutor for Laila on Monday evenings each week in their family living room. I find tutoring very rewarding and the family are so welcoming. Each week I get sent home with homemade spring rolls and cakes. Laila has become very comfortable with me - making jokes, telling me exactly what she would like help with, and today she even said "my home is your home!".
BARTON HILL ACADEMY: PARTNER SCHOOL
'Here at Barton Hill Academy we’re excited to be working with Jacari. Many of our EAL children could benefit from the one-to-one academic support Jacari tutors offer, and we think the volunteers will also act as role models and offer the children experiences they might not normally have. We hope this will help our children not only access the curriculum or reach their potential, but also also grow in confidence and develop other skills.'
Katy Isaac, School Liaison