Teenager from Queen’s Park made anti-poverty youth ambassador

Gabriel Barnett from Queen's Park has been made Youth Ambassador for The One Campaign

Gabriel Barnett from Queen's Park has been made Youth Ambassador for The One Campaign - Credit: Archant

A sixth form pupil from Queen’s Park is bringing the global fight against poverty to Brent.

Gabriel Barnett has been selected as a youth ambassador for global anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign.

Currently studying History, English and Politics at Marylebone School, the 18-year-old will be calling for more action on girls’ education in the world’s poorest countries and for the UK to continue leading the worldwide fight against corruption.

He said: “I’m delighted to become a youth ambassador and can’t wait to start campaigning about international development with people in the Brent area. I’m really proud of UK aid and the work we do improving lives globally.”

He added: “I became a ONE Youth Ambassador because I really feel that it is the most important way of combating social injustice and advocating equality around the word.”

As part of the youth ambassador programme Gabriel will meet with Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq and members of the community.

Saira O’Mallie, interim UK Director of ONE, said: “We’ve got an outstanding team of Youth Ambassadors this year. They will be campaigning for a fairer world by mobilising in their communities and demanding their MPs and leaders hear their call to end extreme poverty.

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“Focusing on girls’ education is central to this, so the Youth Ambassadors will be fighting to give girls in the world’s poorest countries more opportunity to learn and lift themselves out of poverty.”

This is the fourth year the Youth Ambassador programme has run in the UK.

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