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Jacari is an Oxford-based student charity providing home tutoring for children aged 4-16 who don’t speak English as their first language.

Jacari is a student-run University charity. Initially established as an organisation aiming to tackle racial intolerance, we have evolved over the past fifty years into a home teaching scheme.

We link students from Oxford University with disadvantaged local ethnic minority children, including asylum seekers and refugees, who speak English as an additional language, and who are struggling at school.

Our volunteers visit children in their own homes for an hour or so a week to deliver a fun, free lesson focused on developing their confidence in reading, writing and speaking. This not only aids the children’s attainment and enjoyment of learning, but also boosts their self-esteem and aspiration, as the tutor acts as a friend as well as a mentor, as well as meeting their parents and often becoming good friends with the whole family.

Charity No: 1108827

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