Sixth Form Student Enjoys Amazing Experience in New York
One of our Year 13 students, Nana Kofi, enjoyed an amazing experience in New York over the summer, courtesy of the Amos Bursary! Nana explains more below...
Earlier this summer I was given the amazing opportunity, by the Amos Bursary, to intern in New York for a month. I had the privilege of working at Adjaye Associates, a well renowned architectural firm headed by Sir David Adjaye, who has designed stunning buildings such as the National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAH). For a month I worked in the Research and Marketing department, on a number of projects. An interesting project that I worked on was regarding the recent discovery of oil in Guyana and analysing the impact this would have on the nation’s economic development. Aside from working, I had the opportunity to partake in a number of cultural experiences. I saw the Statue of Liberty and many other monuments whilst on a boat tour around the city, I visited Washington D.C. and saw the various historical sites, as well as visiting the NMAAH, and I visited the Apollo Theatre and was given a tour by the infamous Billy Mitchell. Overall, it was an invaluable and life changing opportunity which has increased my commercial awareness, advanced my personal development and enriched my cultural capital by exposing me to a plethora of opportunities.
This opportunity would not have been possible without the Amos Bursary.
The Amos Bursary was set up to address the underrepresentation of young British men of African and Caribbean descent in higher education institutions and professional environments. They provide support to motivate students to reach their greatest potential. Through a series of personal development programmes, the Amos Bursary empower and equip young British men of African and Caribbean descent of with the skills they need to achieve their true potential.
Read more about the Amos Bursary: www.amosbursary.org.uk