Tower Hamlets Borough covers the areas of Spitalfields, Bethnal Green, Bow, Stepney & Wapping, Poplar, Canary Wharf & Isle of Dogs. Despite its close proximity to the City of London, Tower Hamlets is one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK.
For example 52% of pupils qualify for free school meals against a national average of 19.2%. For 64% of Tower Hamlets pupils English is a second language which is an additional factor on their progress through school. Through our range of projects, business people help the pupils develop their confidence and raise their aspirations by bringing both practical experience of the world of work and presenting a positive role model. This also provides developmental opportunities for staff, raises employers' knowledge of the local area and allows firms to promote their role within Corporate Social Responsibility.