Temi Mwale | Award Recpient

At fifteen years old, like many other young people, Temi lost a childhood friend to violence when her next door neighbour was shot and killed. At sixteen, Temi set up an organisation to tackle gang culture and youth violence called ‘Get Outta The Gang’. Temi has been CEO of Get Outta The Gang whilst continuing her studies, and she is now a Law Undergraduate at the London School of Economics.

The organisation provides a number of services with the core activities being community mobilisation, workshops, programmes and positive opportunities for young people. Temi has won multiple awards for the work being carried out by Get Outta The Gang, including:

> Ultimate Campaigner (Cosmopolitan Magazine Ultimate Women Awards 2014)
> Points of Light Award (UK Prime Minister David Cameron)
> Peacemaker of the Year Award (IARS)
> Rare Rising Stars 2015 (Ranked No.3 in the UK’s Top Ten Black Students)
> As well as most recently being shortlisted for a 2015 Liberty Human Rights Award.

Temi is also the Deputy Chairman for the Barnet Safer Neighbourhood Board and the Chair of the Barnet Independent Stop and Search Monitoring Group as well as a core member of the Justice For Mark Duggan Campaign.

 

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