In 1995 a group of parents from ethnic minority communities in London, Hackney and Haringey, got together and agreed that their children had too few out-of-school opportunities. The fun and healthy things that other children did, like swimming, arts and sports, were closed to them due to their specific religious and cultural issues.
These parents created S Pinter Youth Project a children’s charity and resolved that their charity would;
- Give socially isolated and financially deprived children in their community new opportunities that would help them to thrive – socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Priority would go to those from dysfunctional homes, overcrowded accommodation, new immigrants and with disabilities or special needs.
- Provide an integrated service with an emphasis of friendship and equality for all children regardless of ability. Children with moderate to severe physical/emotional/mental/learning/ behavioral disabilities / special needs will be welcomed and integrated.