An estimated 200,000 children will start secondary school unable to adequately read or write.

11 is such a formative age that if you fall behind you may never catch up and the effects can last a lifetime. It not only limits your education and career opportunities but crushes confidence and self-esteem.

At Coram, our specialist group of children’s charities provides children with the love and opportunity they need to thrive. Our dedicated reading support and education charities, Coram Beanstalk and Coram Life Education, have worked with teachers, parents, and carers to improve the educational chances of children while supporting their resilience and wellbeing.

Help provide children with the one-to-one support from our volunteer readers that they desperately need and that the school system is struggling to provide.  

You can also donate over the phone by calling 020 7520 0330 (Office hours Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm)