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At Kumon, we aim to nurture a generation of confident, independent children who can contribute to the global community. We too take our commitment to the community very seriously and strive to be a force for good throughout the UK. This section of our website is dedicated to our community news, including the expansion of Kumon, community events and our work with charities and partners.

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Kumon opens two new centres in Cambodia, bringing the number of countries and regions currently learning through Kumon to an impressive 50.

Six-year-old Connie Lai enrolled at the Kumon Waterlooville Study Centre in May 2015. Two years on and she has developed in skill, stamina and independence.

13-year-old Hadiya Parkar developed a passion for reading and writing whilst studying on the Kumon programmes and hopes to be an author when she is older.

Poet and novelist James Joyce died 76 years ago. He championed a new style of writing, we’ve had a look at some authors who adopted his stream of consciousness technique.

Happy birthday Philip K. Dick

16 December, 2016

16 December marks the birthday of sci-fi author Philip K Dick. In celebration of his birthday we’ve devised some tips for writing your own sci-fi novel.

8-year-old excels with Kumon

Reading student Maximilian has managed to complete the English Programme, mastering advanced-level critique at just eight-years old!

“Every day is a learning day as a Kumon Instructor- you learn from the children, from the parents and that’s part of what makes the job so satisfying because you do keep learning all the way along.” Watch this video to hear from Kumon Ponteland Instructor Liz about why she loves running a Kumon Study Centre.

Having studied with Kumon since she was seven, and then worked at the Earlsfield Study Centre, 18-year-old Nicole is about to start the next step in her journey, at Oxford University. She told us how Kumon helped her get there.

Claire Papazidis, Instructor at Kumon Greenwich Study Centre

After six and a half years running the Kumon Greenwich Study Centre, Claire Papazidis shares with us why she still loves her job.

Kumon Wembley Central student Ashna achieves amazing results in her maths GCSE and IGCSE aged just 12 years old!