Tutoring is now on offer at a homework club in Banbury for secondary school pupils preparing to sit their GCSEs this year.
The club has been set up in partnership with Banbury Madni Masjid and Sanctuary Housing, and runs at the Merton Street Mosque every Saturday between 11am and 1pm. English and Maths tutoring will also take place during the Easter holidays.
The Mosque, which is also home to the community fridge, aims to raise aspirations among young local people and provide support to strengthen school learning.
With laptops provided by Sanctuary Housing’s supplier OCM, the club is a quiet place to complete homework in any subject and receive Maths and English tutoring from a qualified teacher.
Yasmin Kaduji from the Mosque, said: “Following the success of the community fridge which opened in October, we wanted to extend our offering to the wider community.
“We are establishing connections with local schools to ensure this project is well-used and accessible to all.”
Charlie Heritage, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, added: “Finding adequate time and space to study at home can add to the pressures of family life. The club aims to alleviate some of those demands.
“This project supports our young residents to thrive at school and secure a brighter future.”
Parents and carers are asked to contribute £10 a week to cover the cost of the teacher. This includes one hour of both Maths and English tutoring and can be paid a term in advance. Tutoring at Easter is £40 for a week.
For more details about any of the sessions call Yasmin Kaduji on 07878 312073.
This project is part-funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.