Our core campaign team is made up of twenty young leaders who meet fortnightly to plan public actions, media campaigns and monthly drop in sessions. Anyone who is commmitted to improving the lives other young migrants can join and we welcome applications all year round, just get in touch.

 

Adeola Omolowo

Adola was born in Nigeria and brought to the UK when she was 7 years old. She joined the team in 2015 and has taken part in public actions as well as college visits and presentations. Adeola was the first member of the team to qualify for student finance under the long residence category and is now studying Actuarial Science at the University of Essex.

 

Agnes (Betty) Harding

Agnes was born in Gambia and brought to the UK when she was 4 years old. She joined the team as soon as she finished her A-levels, at the beginning of summer 2016. Agnes has since assisted on the Let Us Learn Schools Programme, featured in the #younggfitedandblocked film and shared her story on BBC News and Dispatches. Agnes is now crowdfunding for course fees and started her degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Manchester in September 2017. She featured on Buzzfeed in October 2017.

 

Arkam Babar

Arkam was born in Pakistan and brought to the UK when he was 10 years old. He joined the team in August 2015 after two enforced years out of education. Arkam established the Let Us Learn Schools Programme and now shares his story with students in assemblies across London. In 2016, Arkam won a full scholarship to study at Kings College London where he is now completing his undergraduate degree in Geography.

 

Chrisann Jarrett

Chrisann was born in Jamaica and brought to the UK when she was 8 years old. Initially unable to take up her place at university due to her immigration status, she won a full scholarship to study Law at LSE. In 2014, Chrisann founded Let Us Learn to raise awareness of the issue and to assist the many young people who were still ‘young, gifted and blocked’. Chrisann completed her studies in May 2017 and now works part time on the campaign.

 

Cynthia Oyeneyin

Cynthia was born in Nigeria and brought to the UK when she was 9 years old. She joined Let Us Learn in late 2014 and told her story in the Guardian newspaper article No place to go: the undocumented children facing deportation from the UK in September 2015. She has represented Let Us Learn at conferences and schools and spoke outside the Supreme Court in 2015. Cynthia won a scholarship and started her degree in International Business at the University of Kent in September 2017.

 

Dami Makinde

Dami was born in Nigeria and brought to the UK when she was 8 years old. She joined Let Us Learn in February 2015 and told her story in the Guardian newspaper in the run up to the Tigere legal challenge. Dami now works full time on the campaign and coordinates the Let Us Learn campaign team. Since April 2017 Dami has been seconded for three days a week to the Greater London Authority Social Integration team.

 

Emmanuel Opoku

Emmanuel was born in Ghana and brought to the UK when he was 9 years old. He joined Let Us Learn in December 2014 and shared his story in the Independent newspaper in August 2015 and on BBC London News as part of a successful crowdfunding campaign for his university living costs. Emmanuel has since shared his story at Tedx East End. Emmanuel is a member of the Let Us Learn Schools Programme team.

 

Habeeb Otukoya

Habeeb was born in Nigeria and arrived in the UK when he was 16 years old. Habeeb joined Let Us Learn in 2016 and quickly became an important member of the team, initially helping to plan and deliver our monthly gatherings. Habeeb won a scholarship to De Montfort University in 2017 where he is now studying Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

Ijeoma Datha Moore

Ijeoma was born in Nigeria and brought to the UK when she was 2 years old. She joined Let Us Learn in late 2014 and been a committed member ever since. She shared her story in front in 6000 people at a mayoral assembly in April 2016 and afterwards met with London Mayor Sadiq Khan to discuss the new Deputy Mayor for Integration role.

 

Kim Omidiran

Kim was born in Nigeria and arrived in the UK when she was 15 years old. She joined Let Us Learn in late 2015 and has become a key member of the team ever since. Kim graduated from Campaign Bootcamp 10 and is passionate about raising awareness of cruel and degrading practices in the UK immigration system.

 

Kimani Cooper

Kimani was born in Jamaica and brought to the UK when he was 5 years old. He joined Let Us Learn in summer 2015 and has represented the group at the United We Dream annual congress in Houston, Texas; with the Social Change Initiative in Dublin and in the #younggiftedandblocked film.

 

Mariam Ajibola

Mariam was born in Nigeria and arrived in the UK when she was 15 years old. Mariam joined the team in summer 2016, as soon as she realised she would not be able to take up her place to study Chemical Engineering. Mariam has toured colleges across London ensuring young people understand their status and eligibility for student finance.

 

Marvellous Arabambi

Marvellous was born in Nigeria and brought to the UK when she was 5 years old. She joined Let Us Learn in 2016 and has been a proactive member of the core campaign team ever since. She volunteers every Tuesday working on new client enquiries. She is currently taking a gap year but hopes to continue her studies in the near future.

 

Sharon Akaka

Sharon was born in Nigeria and brought to the UK when she was 8 years old. She joined Let us Learn in February 2016 and helped establish the Outreach Team. This team hosts regular events to engage new young people, bring ingthem together and empower them to own their immigration history through storytelling. Sharon won a scholarship to Kings College London in 2016.

 

Tashi Tahir

Tashi was born in Pakistan and brought to the UK when she was 8 years old. Initially unable to take up her place at university due to her immigration status, she won a scholarship to study Maths at St Andrews. She joined Let Us Learn in summer 2016 and produced the #youngiftedandblocked film to raise awareness of the issue.

 

Tosin Lawal

Tosin was born in Nigeria and brought to the UK when he was 8 years old. He joined the Let Us Learn team in December 2014, features in #younggiftedandblocked and in 2016 attended the United We Dream annual congress in Houston, Texas.

 

Zino Akaka

Zino was born in Nigeria and brought to the UK when she was 10 years old. She joined Let Us Learn in 2016 and completed a six month placement working on communications – including setting up our scholarships advice page – and is now key member of our core campaign team. She is currently studying Pschology at St. Mary’s University.