LSE students make Forbes 30 Under 30 list

"I am humbled to have made the list and to be recognised for making an impact through social entrepreneurship."
Temi Mwale

A 21-year-old LSE undergraduate law student, Temi Mwale, has been named in Forbes’ 30 under 30 Europe 2017 list for her campaign to tackle youth violence.

Temi was included in the Social Entrepreneur category, recognising her work to understand and reduce serious violence among London’s youth as CEO and founder of The 4Front Project.

Growing up on a Barnet estate where youth crime was rampant, Temi was inspired to found The 4Front Project following the murder of her childhood friend Marvin Henry. When Temi graduates later this year, she plans to run the project full time.

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 was joined on the Forbes list by Masters student Mario Jimenez, 26, who is currently studying for an MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Managment. Mario was included for his work with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, which aims to strengthen health systems in Sudan and eradicate polio in Afghanistan.

With an estimated 1.5 million children dying each year of vaccine preventable diseases, Mario's work at Gavi supports the accelerated uptake of vaccines in 19 countries within the Latin American, Eastern Mediterranean and Eastern European regions.

Ten LSE alumni were also included in the 2017 European and U.S. Forbes’ 30 under 30 lists.

The Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 European and U.S. list features 900 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe who are under 30 years of age and who are ‘transforming the world’.

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