The organisation offers educational resources regarding abuse, exploitation, grooming, gangs etc. and immediate intervention provision for vulnerable females through 1-2-1 provision (therapy or counselling) and peer mentoring.
KOGS also offer accredited programmes and courses to enable these young women to work towards a tangible qualification at a time when they may feel disaffected, isolated and suffer from incredibly low self-esteem.
Our community grant will fund a six-week accredited qualification UAS programme for 8-10 young women.
“The project that we are seeking funding for is to deliver a group programme aimed at teenage girls that are at risk of sexual exploitation and grooming. The programme will cover a range of topics including self-esteem and confidence and the group will work towards an accredited qualification.
“It is often the case with the girls that we work with that they are marginalised from mainstream education and the idea of working towards a portfolio-based accredited award not only raises aspirations but is also empowering for them to go on to something else just as achievable. Broadening horizons plugs that gap that these girls so often try to fill with risk-taking behaviour” - KOGS.