I am 24 years of age. I studied Mathematics and Business at Kingston University. I took a break during my studies and moved back to my home town, and started voluntary work at a local charity- ‘The Bedford African and Caribbean Forum’. I am now employed as Project Co-ordinator for ‘The Arts and Heritage Project’. This project works on the understanding that valuing and sharing our diverse histories change lives, brings people together and can provide the foundation for a modern confident society.
After finishing my studies I hope to complete setting up a Community Interest Company. This company will focus on educating, supporting and inspiring young people in my local area, using a range of mediums. My ambition is to keep young people educated, united and active in their community.
My UpRising Social Action Project is focusing on tackling unemployment between the ages of 15 and 20, aiming at those that have not followed the main stream route (GCSE’s, A-levels and then University). Our aim is to highlight what opportunities are available and assist them back into education or work.
I receive my inspiration from Rosa Louise McCauley Parks. Her brave acts helped towards the end of racial segregation internationally. She helps me to remember the importance of having faith and determination, and most importantly, equal rights and opportunities.