The Chandran Foundation
For more than thirty years, Frankham has been involved in various kinds of fundraising. Steve Frankham MBE, Chairman of the Frankham Group, through a passion of helping others and improving lives has been involved in raising in excess of £1.3 million.
Steve’s fundraising mission continues to pursue the ethos of ‘Frankham helping the local Community’. He encourages our staff, as they have significantly done, to continue raising money for our chosen charity.
Over the past 4 years, Frankham has been committed to supporting The Chandran Foundation. From its inception in 1997 The Chandran Foundation has provided education and training support for young people from low income families living in the inner city areas. The Foundation was established by Kandiah Chandran MBE OBE, following his retirement as Chief Executive of Presentation Housing Association.
The Chandran Foundation continues to carry out sterling work, even during the pandemic, supporting inner-city children from diverse backgrounds. Whether it’s breakfast before school or help with additional education; this support is paramount to ensure that the children succeed and fulfil their potential.
To find out more about the foundation and how you can donate, visit their website:
The Chandran Foundation’s Mission:
“We believe every child deserves the best possible start in life – whatever their family circumstances. The Chandran Foundation works in schools across South and West London helping disadvantaged young people to make the most of their education.”
Our GetFed clubs provide free nutritious breakfasts for children at the start of the school day. These are aimed at children who, because they arrive at school hungry, are unable to concentrate in class.
The coronavirus crisis has shown how many low-income families struggle to afford the costs of food for their children.
In response to a massive upsurge in demand, we expanded to offer free meals for children in need throughout the Christmas period and the ongoing health crisis.
We have developed the GetConfident Club for young people of primary school age. Tutors help children to develop skills in public speaking and debating – this is especially useful for children who struggle to contribute in class.
Helping young people to improve their communication skills is key to building self-confidence and aiding further academic achievement.
The GetSmarter Club provides after-school tuition to pupils, free of charge to parents.
The schools help identify which children would benefit most from additional support. Each session is led by two trained tutors who work with groups of up to ten children. The focus is on improving attainment in English and Maths.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, we took an early decision to develop a new online tuition offer. This included an intensive online learning programme over the summer holidays, helping forty year five students catch up on missed lessons. We’ve also supported children across 10 schools in London throughout the national lockdown and in their transition back into school.
Online tuition today is a fast-growing part of our work and has been enthusiastically embraced by teachers and families.
How much do we need to raise for our clubs to run for an entire academic year?
£95 | pays for breakfast at school for one child
£675 | pays for after school tutoring or mentoring for one child
£5,250 | pays for breakfast and after school tutoring or mentoring for 7 children
£10,000 | pays for after school tutoring or mentoring for a class of 15 children