Last week, Wesley Ankrah (Criminology and Sociology BA(Hons) 2012) formally launched his community interest company, Essential Living Future. Essential Living Future offers training programmes, work experiences and employment opportunities to engage with the communities where property developers are undertaking development projects.
The company also focuses on education and volunteering, something Wesley gained a solid experience of while studying: “The CPD module in year 2 gave me the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at a youth engagement project in London where I learnt and understood all the vital procedures and policies that are required when working with young and vulnerable people. I continued my placement beyond the obligatory 60 hours and stayed on until I graduated, gaining valuable experience.”
Wesley also credited his degree for laying the foundations for his enterprise: “By the time I completed my course, I found that my perception of social issues facing people, in particular young people, had changed dramatically.”