Wesleyan is delighted to announce a donation of £33,000 to Little Bird, providers of educational coaching workshops. The grant will help launch “the Dreams Workshops” helping children with self-awareness and financial education in primary schools across the UK.
Launching on World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March - the Dreams Workshops will deliver free educational programmes within schools to develop skills such as self-belief, resilience and financial awareness. Children will also receive their own series of books to help support their learning about these essential life skills. Little Bird aims to deliver programmes to 10 schools across the UK in 2022 reaching over 5,000 primary school children.
Nathan Wallis, Chief of Staff at Wesleyan, said: “We are proud of the Wesleyan Foundation’s partnership with Little Bird – aimed at making a huge difference to the lives of primary school children. Learning about self-belief, financial awareness and most importantly how to follow your dreams from such an early age can only be a good thing. It is vital for children to be given the skills and the confidence they need to succeed in life and this is exactly what the ‘Dream Workshops’ are designed to do.
“As a financial service mutual for teachers, it is also important to us that we support the things that matter most to our customers and our Little Birds partnership is a great example of this.”
Founder of Little Bird, Alison Delaney, said: “The Dreams Workshop initiative is one close to my heart and we’re absolutely delighted to be able to increase the impact across UK primary schools with the generous support of Wesleyan Foundation. Every child is deserving of the opportunity to achieve their dreams and aspirations. The Dreams Workshops create a space and support for our teachers to continue the fantastic work of shaping our children for the future. We look forward to the children dreaming big, believing in their abilities and achieving their aspirations.”
More information on Little Bird’s Dreams Workshops can be found by viewing their website www.littlebirdpeopledevelopment.org.uk.