Samuel Remi-Akinwale, 17, gradually becoming the political voice of British youth

17-year-old Nigerian-British advocate Samuel Remi-Akinwale has been campaigning in the United Kingdom calling for life skill subjects to be taught in schools so young people are better prepared for life. This comes as a poll recently revealed 70% of people in the UK feel entrepreneurship should be a subject in school.

“I want to see a ‘curriculum for life’ taught in schools.

“Children are leaving education ill-equipped for the life that awaits them, and I believe that they are being failed as a result. It could affect their career prospects and their future opportunities in life.

“I have had to educate myself on so many things, from politics to social responsibility, and financial know-how to community cohesion and cultural awareness, and it shouldn’t be that way.

“I hope my Fixers film will encourage education bosses to help students to learn basic life skills because education is the key to positive change.

“Young people have had enough of being lie detectors. It’s time for politicians to mean what they say, say what they mean, and truly represent the people of Greater Manchester,” Samuel Remi-Akinwale said.

Samuel Remi-Akinwale who hopes to become a doctor and a “revolutionary”after leaving Nigeria in 2011, recently launched another campaigning arm of Reclaim (a social change organisation based in Manchester focused on supporting working-class young people from the age of 12) called Team Future with her friend Elijah Walters-Othman because they were frustrated by the referendum result, and passionate about exposing police racism and hope it becomes a huge youth movement.

The teenager who is growing up to be a political force, served as Member of Youth Parliament in 2016, he also ran  a campaign about Stephen Lawrence tagged, “Manchester has not forgotten you, Stephen Lawrence”.

“We don’t get an opportunity to explore politics. There’s no space for conversation or discussion or critical thinking. We have the hope, ideas and creativity, but we aren’t given platforms,” Akinwale adds.

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