I am a final year medical student in London. I joined the East London team in my first year of medical school in 2011. I was born and raised in Hackney.
Having grown up around youth violence and witnessing the struggles that many of the young people face, particularly in Hackney, I was eager to get involved with StreetDoctors upon hearing about it. I have always wanted to give back to my community and help young people, and this has provided me with the perfect opportunity to do so.
StreetDoctors is an amazing charity which provides a means of empowering young people, and I am very proud to be a part of it. I joined the board of trustees in 2014 hoping to be a voice for both the volunteers and the young people we teach. Although I still have a lot to learn I am thoroughly enjoying it and looking forward to reaching out to many more young people and being a positive influence in their lives.
Outside of Street Doctors my secret love is playing Basketball.