LOGOS West Midlands CIC mission is to become a key player in the development and provision of enterprise and community-based projects in the Handsworth ward and West Midlands region, providing community-based solutions to education, mentoring and support for children, young people, and the elderly.

A Value Driven Christian Approach

To become reputable business that is value driven and built on sound Christian principles. This will shape the very way we will emerge and operate as an enabling, empowering and socially minded organisation that understands our social and moral responsibility to help and support others.

Our Vision Statement

To provide educational and social solutions for people to achieve their learning and developmental goals. We understand that education in its broadest sense is a very broad topic and overlaps with several other descriptions such as, arts, culture, heritage, and the advancement of oneself.

Mission Statement:
Launch a tutoring service by 2020.
Sons of Issachar Men’s Empowerment Annual Conference (now in our eight year)
To develop an internet-based IT & Hi-Tech business services.
Develop a range of suitable rental accommodation that is accessible to low-income households.
Work in collaboration with likeminded CIC / social enterprises to provide create capacity to deliver educational and mentoring packages to children and young people
To identify a financial partner to assist in the management and operating of a Credit Union.
To build a health & social care business that can compete for local authority and NHS contracts and one that accommodates our older brethren.

  • Sons of Issachar Men’s Empowerment Annual Conference (now in our eight year)
  • Launch a tutoring service by 2020.
  • To develop an internet-based IT & Hi-Tech business services.
  • Develop a range of suitable rental accommodation that is accessible to low-income households.
  • Work in collaboration with likeminded CIC / social enterprises to provide create capacity to deliver educational and mentoring packages to children and young people.
  • To identify a financial partner to assist in the management and operating of a Credit Union.
  • To build a health & social care business that can compete for local authority and NHS contracts and one that accommodates our older brethren.

Why do we do what we do?

We are no cause celebre, we stand on a firm principal that ‘each one teaches one’ and that we all deserve an opportunity to be the best we can, however, we do recognise that not all platforms are a level one! Which gives rise / legitimacy to the birth of LOGOS. We have carefully considered our long-term plans and have rightfully concluded that our starting point is our Virtual Education Programme (VEP). However, we also recognise that to become an effective, sustainable, social led charity, we must pay attention to one key objective at a time that we can then measure and monitor.

Who are the beneficiaries?

The programme serves to work with all children, in particular black children who historically have not performed as well as their peers which in some instances is due to institutional bias in the teaching style and a curriculum that does not foster a healthy image of children and young people. This is further reinforced in an extract from the March 2019 Annual Education Performance Report, which reads, that ‘most ethnic groups in Birmingham performed below their national equivalent averages in all subjects. The report also notes that ‘black children as a group achieve less than the national average across all subjects but above the LA averages except for maths’.

Ofsted’s COVID-19 Series: Briefing on Schools, October 2020. The report observes that ‘pupils were found to have gaps in their learning or having regressed during lockdown’. Notable gaps were also found in knowledge and skills in reading. Some of those interviewed as part of Ofsted’s research commented that, ‘writing was also an issue for some pupils, including writing at length, spelling, grammar, presentation, punctuation and handwriting’. This all-forms part of the post COVID-19 first national lockdown, which all partner agencies must collaborate to redress.

LOGOS West Midlands CIC’s intervention will support this by:

  • Working on pupil’s writing, including their ‘stamina’ when writing at length.
  • Working on rekindling pupils’ love for reading and on improving fluency, comprehension and reading accuracy.
  • Working on pupils’ resilience and independence to reinforce and improve learning behaviours whilst addressing pupils’ anxieties.
  • Supporting pupils’ concentration and their mental and physical stamina because many may be struggling to stay awake and alert during class.

It is therefore important to begin the process of learning and sowing a feeling of well-being and positivity from an early age which can be achieved through strong black professional role models etc. Cheeks (2018) promotes their importance and raises the thought, ‘you can’t be what you can’t see.’ (Wright Edelman, cited by Cheeks, 2018). One of our primary aims is to help children develop a sense of their own sense of worth and to achieve their dreams, this will be assisted by developing their ability to study using an evidenced base framework. Parents and significant others will have an important role to play in the success of this pilot programme.

Our social rationale – why do we do what we do?

We hold the belief that is all of us can contribute to society in some way.  For many, they just need that little bit of help for a short period of time.  Social enterprise is all about, ‘taking the right action at the right time, for the benefit of others, by adopting commercial business models for effecting and maintaining long term change’, says our CEO, Gilbert R Pomell.

Our strapline – “ideas that create brighter futures”

Ideas can open the possibilities of new thoughts which can lead to a change in our life, it can bring about a significant shift in the way we see things and view the world around us, and it can be the beginning of a life change that creates a brighter future.   Whatever, it is, the LOGOS West Midlands CIC team is here to support the lead that leads to the change you want to be and become.