Beards & Books is an educational social enterprise founded in 2017 by Finance graduate John Kamara (2016). John created Beards & Books as a storytelling provider which focusses on increasing the visibility of children’s multicultural books in Sheffield.
With the support of volunteers, Beards & Books has been able to expand its services over time so that it is now able to offer tuition and online educational resources for children, parents and teachers.
Beards & Books uses a holistic approach to learning which focusses on the development of life skills designed to support students into becoming confident, creative and informed individuals.
By developing these attributes in students, it also serves to support them to better achieve in their traditional schoolwork and exams. Currently, the programme offers a number of topics: healthy nutrition, entrepreneurship, critical thought and decision making.
John plans to expand Beards & Books by working with more educational organisations and SMEs across the U.K. to produce more content and resources for students which have a relevance to the local communities they serve.