Project Description

Alvin Owusu-Fordwuo

Age 20, England

Growing on up in Hackney, London, on ‘murder mile’, I have seen firsthand the effects a low income and coming from a BME background can have on your life chances and I wanted to have a positive impact to change this.

As a lead mentor with Debate Mate I teach students who are at high risk of expulsion from school the art of debating and communicating effectively. My other social action includes being the founder of a social enterprise that helps young people from diverse backgrounds to achieve their potential.

I believe youth social action will lead to real change.