A STUDENT from Grahame Park, who set up an organisation to stop youth violence after her childhood friend was murdered, has been hailed as one of the most talented young people not just in London or the UK - but in Europe.
Temi Mwale, 21, set up the 4Front Project in memory of her friend Marvin Henry, who was shot and killed in 2010 just one month before his 18th birthday.
She is one of 300 young people from across Europe who have been recognised in this year’s Forbes “30 Under 30 Europe” list, which features innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders, all under 30 years of age, who are changing the world in the fields of business, technology, finance, media, and culture.
Currently in the final year of a law degree at London School of Economics, Temi said: “I am humbled to have made the list and to be recognised for making an impact through social entrepreneurship. Everything I do is in the memory of my friend Marvin, but many more young lives have been lost since he was killed. I do believe that we can end serious youth violence by addressing its root causes, such as trauma. I want to show young people that anything is possible, don’t let where you come from determine where you are going, I grew up on a council estate just like you.”
Temi will graduate in the summer, when she intends to devote more time to running The 4Front Project, which is a youth-led social enterprise that aims to understand and reduce serious youth violence by empowering young people and putting them at the forefront.
The 30 under 30 Europe list is compiled by the American business magazine Forbes. Editor Randall Lane said: “Researching, vetting and launching Forbes’ second annual 30 Under 30 Europe list was an incredible task. We scoured the continent to find the most talented millennials and, with the help of our expert judges, are proud to honor 300 of the most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars in Europe right now.”
The complete list, along with video interviews with some of the honorees, is online at www.forbes.com/30under30europe.