We are pleased to share that London-based charity Khulisa has been awarded one of 30 grants worth £25,000 by the Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards for 2020.
The annual awards are a long-standing cause celebrating charities and individuals from across the Lloyd’s market in London, and we are thrilled that Khulisa has been announced as one of this year’s deserving winners.
Khulisa is supported by AFL, and our CEO Jonathan Bines is a Trustee. The charity works with at-risk youth, prisoners and ex-offenders, providing therapeutic support to children and young adults who have experienced trauma and adversity. Their systemic approach helps young people to build key social and emotional skills, such as resilience and coping strategies. At the same time, they support professionals, peers, parents and carers to be more trauma-informed in caring for young people. Working with the criminal justice system, the charity helps to transform lives and prospects by delivering behaviour change programmes to help break the cycle of exclusion and crime.
Jonathan Bines, CEO of AFL and Trustee of Khulisa, said:
“Khulisa is a brilliant charity and its programmes are proven to be effective in reducing re-offending. Khulisa means ‘to nurture’ in Zulu and this ethos runs throughout the heart of this charity. The charity not only helps improve participants’ mental health and wellbeing, but they even help young participants identify some of the triggers and root causes for their behaviour, so that they can move forward and have a positive future. The Lloyd’s Market Charity Award is undoubtedly well-deserved.”