About Klub Kickstart

Klub Kickstart is a school based supportive offer for refugee children aged 6-16 years.

The purpose of Klub Kickstart is to support learning and help the enrolled children to improve in Danish and mathematics. The project is inspired by the Letterbox Club, which has shown highly promising results in the Great Britain.

The enrolled children receive a total of 6 colourful packets that are filled with exciting reading books and mathematical materials as well as games, writing and reading tools. The contents of the packets have been selected in cooperation with professional consultants and primary school teachers that have special knowledge about refugee children.

In each packet there is a personal greeting for the child from one of Klub Kickstart‘s two role models: Jacob Riising and Nadia Nadim. In addition, each packet contains a letter to the child’s parents with information about the contents of the packet. Letters to parents have been translated into the 5 most common languages ‚Äč‚Äčamong newly arrived refugees.

 

Klub Kickstart is carried out in a collaboration between Als Research, The Danish Refugee Council and publishers Alinea and Carlsen. The project is supported by the Egmont Foundation as part of the foundation’s non-profit strategy 2017-2021, which supports efforts to strengthen vulnerable children and young people’s learning and viability. The project is sponsored by Flying Tiger Copenhagen, through the donation of reading and writing tools as well as games.

If you would like to know more about Klub Kickstart, feel free to write to us at kontakt@klubkickstart.dk

Read more about the The Danish Refugee Council’s Play and Learning Clubs here