Fundraise for the Steve Sinnott Foundation!

Planning a new challenge this year? Fundraise for the Steve Sinnott Foundation!

We’re looking in particular for CYCLISTS for the Prudential Ride London, a great way to get involved and raise money for us.

Interested? Please get in touch by emailing

#charitytuesday #PRU100 #Cycling

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Julia @SSF

NEW Edition of ENGAGE Magazine + Teacher Training in Haiti

With contributions from Angela Rayner MP, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union(NEU) Kevin Courtney, and Chief Exec of EducAid Sierra Leone Erin Northey, among others, the Latest Edition of ENGAGE Magazine is OUT NOW! You can read an online copy here: Engage Autumn 2017

We celebrated World Children’s Day

…International Day of the Girl…

…and said ‘HELLO’ to the world on World Hello Day.

And we’re delighted to announce that Teacher Training has begun at our Learning Resource Centre in Haiti. We wish all new teachers the best of luck on their journey!

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Keep warm!

Julia @ SSF

FRIDAY DIGEST: Four! Swim Serpentine and Steve Sinnott Foundation Young Ambassadors & Send My Friend

We’ve launched into the new season with a hive of activity.

In September Ingrid and Anne participated in Swim Serpentine to raise money for the Steve Sinnott Foundation and Education For All! They raised well over their target and we’re so proud of them. Thank you both!

We’ve just returned from the CPC17 where the Steve Sinnott Foundation Young Ambassadors from The Gambia, with Send My Friend, were campaigning for education for all. It has been incredibly inspiring and thought provoking, and we thank them!

Marie Antoinette, Campaigns assistant Ellie MacDonald, Leeza

Fatoumatta, Marie Antoinette, Therese, and Leeza

Mary, Leeza, and Kate. Teachers supporting Young Ambassadors and Youth Champions.


Nicky Morgan MP, Fatoumatta, Therese, Tom Palakudiyil (Water Aid SE Asia Director), Rory Stewart MP.

Fatoumatta, Therese, and Wendy Morton MP


Young Ambassadors and Send My Friend Youth Champions

Fatoumatta, Priti Patel MP, Marie Antoinette, Therese, Leeza.

At The NEU stand at CPC17. Leeza, Ema Jackson, Send My Friend to School Campaign Manager, Therese, Fatoumatta, Ann Beatty, and Marie Antoinette.

Young Ambassadors and Send My Friend Youth Champions

Leeza and Marie Antoinette

Chief Exec Ann Beatty is off scoping another project this week, but attended a leadership course by Lemn Sissay at Manchester University this week, and is feeling inspired to continue making a difference.

Until next time, keep up all the fantastic work!

Julia @SSF

A Visit to the Ben Uri Gallery during Refugee Week 2017

Just before the summer, SSF Chief Exec Ann Beatty was invited by colleague Evadne Bygrave to visit the exhibition ‘Thirty Six Pounds and Ninety Five Pence’ at the Ben Uri Gallery during Refugee Week 2017. The exhibition featured art produced during art therapy sessions at the New Art Studio by current refugees and asylum seekers.

Ann said:One evening after work we went to check it out and I was amazed by the beautiful artwork and essential work Tania Kaczynski and Jon Martyn are doing to support asylum seekers and refugees. They are giving people a second chance in a supportive environment.

Tania Kaczynski said:The N.A.S is a place for asylum seekers and refugees to make undirected art together. It has an inclusive and democratic environment, and addresses the emotional needs of its members through the restorative nature of art making socially.
All our members are victims of war, persecution, loss of family, home, culture and language. Art is the universal language that gives voice to the silenced. We prioritise above all the power and freedom of human imagination; a world untroubled by borders. All the members continue to endure extreme emotional trauma manifested in anxiety, insomnia, fear and dread. Yet within their fragile sense of self is a desire to repair, learn and rise again. Our members’ knowledge of art is varied, most have never made art before, some have had some experience in their countries of origin. They come from Iran, Pakistan, China, The Ukraine, Turkey, and The Congo. Art making is more than a technical ability, it is a visual expression of one’s experiences. It unravels our dreams and nightmares. At any one time 4 or 5 languages are spoken at once, yet we all communicate within the context of the universal language of art making.

Some of the wonderful artworks are featured, courtesy of Ben Uri and the Artists themselves, below, but to find out more about the exhibition (which has now finished) and the project please visit: For more about the New Art Studio visit: