MBA student recognised by Prime Minister for his inspirational volunteering contribution


Congratulations to University of Liverpool MBA student, Enoch Opare Mintah, who has been recognised by the Prime Minister’s Points of Light awards programme for creating the ‘Ubuntu’ project which partners schools in the UK with schools in his native Ghana to share virtual lessons promoting cultural understanding.

The Points of Light programme seeks to recognise outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community. Every week day the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award.

Enoch came from a humble background in Ghana and wanted to find a way to help connect students in the UK with young people in Ghana, to share virtual lessons promoting cultural understanding – not only to support the development of school pupils in Ghana but to provide a different perspective on education for students in the UK.

As a former learning support assistant at Grange Academy in Bedfordshire, Enoch first partnered with the school to create his cross-cultural education ‘Ubuntu’ project with Rhema International Academy in Ghana. Together they have fundraised to send over 5,000 books, items of stationery, lunch boxes and educational DVDs to Rhema International Academy. Enoch has since established further partnerships with other schools in the UK, as well as with other institutions such as the Red Cross Society.

Paula Barker, MP for Liverpool Wavertree, said: “I am delighted that my constituent, Enoch Mintah, is being recognised by the Prime Minister for his Ubuntu project. Liverpool, past and present, is the story of different communities coming together in the spirit of tolerance, solidarity and our shared values – at home and abroad. We are a global city and our diversity is our greatest strength. Enoch epitomises that spirit that has come to define our people. He has lived and breathed his work, is deserving of this award and most importantly, is writing the next chapter of our city’s story. Well done Enoch.”

Enoch said: “I am humbled and encouraged to continue with this social good. This recognition is a strong statement of the Prime Minister’s Office’s acknowledgment of voluntary work and its persons, as the lifeline augmenting social and cultural development. This award also amplifies the voice of diversity and inclusion, without leaving anyone behind.”

Find out more about the Points of Light programme here