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The Senior School Rights Respecting Schools Group have been looking at ways to support children and young people affected by the war in Ukraine and have made contact with the charity 6VT with whom we have worked before.
6VT is a local charity based near the school who are reaching out to welcome and support Ukrainian young people who are coming to Edinburgh. 6VT have offered use of their youth centre where the Ukrainian young people can be together in a safe supportive place, as well as involving them in their regular activities with local teenagers. On a practical level 6VT offers all their services free to young people which include hot meals, health and hygiene products and access to activities and experiences aimed to improve happiness and confidence. They are also looking to recruit any local teenagers who speak Ukrainian who could act as “Peer Buddies”.
You can find out more about the work of 6VT here.
6VT Edinburgh City Youth Cafe would like to extend sincere thanks to all of the pupils and those who have so generously supported their fundraising efforts. What you have raised genuinely exceeded our expectations! As a result of your kindness we will be able to offer longer term assistance to children and young people from Ukraine who have arrived here, to help integrate them in our own service, as well as offer them practical assistance and experiences which support their emotional wellbeing through this incredible challenging time of their lives.