The New York Experience

The New York Experience 23 July – 21 August –  8 young  people  met UK Ambassador to the UN, Dame Karen Pierce and received a guided tour of the UN

Keadish Morrison said “ Not only did I embark on a tour around the United Nations, I was fortunate enough to be a part of an exclusive panel discussion with the United Kingdom’s representative to the United Nations in New York – Dame Karen Pierce. Here, we were discussing the current affairs of the United Nations, as well as their stance on social mobility, economic development & democracy, sustainable development and other pressing contemporary issues. This experience allowed me to express my ideas & concerns with the United Nations’ British Ambassador. Ultimately, this developed my interest in current affairs, and helped improve my commercial awareness, as we were discussing global issues.”

Prudential RideLondon

Kwarteng speaks about riding at the Prudential RideLondon to raise funds for the AB 1 million campaign.

On the 4th of August, I completed 46 miles of cycling from Stratford velodrome, through the evergreen trees of Surrey to the cheering screams of visitors at Buckingham palace. It was a blood rushing, bum hurting, breath taking experience and I loved, every, single, bit of it.

Yes the steep inclines were a killer on my calves but having one goal in mind, it became bearable and later enjoyable. My one goal was to inspire and raise as much money as I can for The Amos Bursary. Why? Because this charity has given me so much throughout different stages of my life. From professional and personal mentors in medicine, I was able to achieve a place at Imperial College London, currently in completing my final year. From the motivational conversations with the other young black men in the organisation, I became more financially conscious and start saving and investing in my future. From the trips to Royal Albert Hall for the Opera, I had conversation starters. From learning how to dine like a diplomatic, I was able to dine in confidence with individuals from the upper echelons of society. 

I will forever be indebted to The Amos Bursary, because it is an organisation that showed me that I can and that I will succeed regardless of my colour, gender, age or childhood differences. 46 miles is the least I could do when people such as Colleen work 24 hours to make things easier for me.