As the youngest of 7 from a single parent household in Croydon, a borough with a high level of criminal behaviour, I could see my life reflecting the stereotypical view of a young female from a broken home, a typecast defined by Eurocentric ideologies. Such circumstances fuelled a desire to make a change in my society.
For the past two years I have been apart of a movement that mentors over 1000+ young people. A community unit that has been birthed out of this movement which is called Croydon Connect that is based in Croydon Connect is where I am in touch with over 100+ young people, where I support and provide solutions to change the lives of young people.
I have lived in Croydon for 11 years, I am the third child and second son of a family of six. My educational journey began at Kingsley Primary School in the Broad Green ward where I have lived since coming to the UK. I attend Archbishop Tenison's Church of England School, Croydon. I am one of Croydon's last two Members of Youth Parliament and sat on the Croydon Youth Cabinet representing the voice of young Croydonians across our borough raising issues such as crime and safety which has skyrocketed since 2014 leaving Croydonians, young and old anxious and insecure about their safety in their local area and getting the council to at least listen to the voice of young Croydonians. I am also a member of a community group by the name of Fico's world which was created after the tragic but all too often stabbing of a school friend. Through this group, we aimed to create an opportunity for young people and get them into business and enterprise. As a result of this group, we enabled members to work in finance, as hedge fund managers, as well as entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. when not campaigning I enjoy playing Rugby and Football as well as Musical Theatre and History.
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