The coronavirus crisis has hit London especially hard and KORI has worked hard to maintain contact with vulnerable mentees during the enforced isolation period. This has been especially difficult for young people, especially those already struggling with a range of challenges.
KORI was in the second year of transitioning its work and applying its fundraising strategy, successfully gaining partnership contracts with the University of West England, Bristol and building their Corporation network through new partnerships with Verizon Media and Matt Mcdonalds. All of this of course is now on hold due to the crisis we find ourselves in and KORI is now without an immediate income. So we are busy writing new applications focussed on the support of our young people.
We are also working closely with our partner ‘The Ubele Initiative,’ supporting the gathering of essential information on the impact of the virus on BAME young people and organisations London wide and nationally.
Applying for funds for creative on-line projects to support communication and building up our on-line programme: ‘KYAN.’ This time also necessitates the quick identification of current and developing high needs and the support of young people through our in-house counsellors and sharing of any information regarding organisations that can offer young people further support.