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is a charity organisation that works with young ex-offenders and disadvantaged children through inner-city schools in London
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, a drop-in centre in Camberwell
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, and the Urban Academy in Southwark
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The organisation was founded in 1996 by Camila Batmanghelidjh
Camila Batmanghelidjh is a British businesswoman, charity leader and author of Iranian and Belgian origin. She has been living in England since the age of 11 and founded two charities - the place2b and Kids Company where she and her team care for 14,000 vulnerable children and young people in London...
Kids Company aims to restore trust and provide an environment in which kids can begin the healing process, using a support system that includes psychotherapy, counselling, education, arts, sports, hot meals, and various other practical interventions.
Kids Company depends on the financial support of charitable trusts and businesses.
Kids Company won the Ernst and Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 award and Batmanghelidjh received the Woman of the Year
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award in 2006.