Project Description

Irene Kolawole

Age 15, Greater London

Through my work as a mentor, champion and personal tutor for Year 7 students at my school through Franklin Scholars I have helped some of the most vulnerable younger students grow in confidence and self-esteem. I’ve supported students who were struggling to settle into secondary school and helped them flourish in such a way that they are now set up for a happy and fruitful time at secondary school.

Normally I meet with these students weekly for an hour at a time, and I can honestly say it’s the highlight of my week. When I see them grow into themselves, there’s no better feeling. At the same time, I’ve developed my own leadership skills including the ability to motivate and inspire others. I really feel like I have a purpose now, and that purpose is to help other people!