Lincoln International Business School Masters’ student, Enoch Opare Mintah, has been announced as one of only two students in the United Kingdom to be shortlisted in the Chegg.org Global Student Prize 2021.
Enoch, who studies MSc Governance at Lincoln International Business School, was selected from over 3,500 nominees from across 94 countries around the world.
Chegg.org is the impact, advocacy, and research arm of Chegg: addressing the issues facing the modern student. The Global Student Prize is open to all students who are at least 16 years old and enrolled in an academic institution or training and skills programme.
The top fifty will be reduced to a top ten in October 2021 and the award, along with £100,000 prize, will be presented in November and given to the student whom the judges believe has made a real impact on learning, the lives of their peers, and on society.
As a former Learning Support Assistant/Multi Skills Club Lead at Grange Academy in Bedfordshire, Enoch was inspired to promote global citizenship education with students.
As a Ghanaian national, Enoch was able to establish a link between the school and counterparts within his home country, providing children with an opportunity to learn about a culture very different to their own whilst developing their appreciation and acceptance of diversity and human centeredness.
In return, children in Ghana have been learning about the culture in the UK and have since benefitted from over 2,000 educational items along with library books from Grange Academy. This special partnership is now known as the Ubuntu project.
Since 2016, Enoch has also established and led the GISH Foundation, an education and health focussed NGO working with vulnerable young people, students and communities in Africa.
Enoch said: “Making it to the top 50 shortlist is the most humbling moment in my career. This year marks exactly 10 years of working in the NGO sector and to me, this global mention does not only crown the numerous successes I have chalked so far, but it is a testament that consistency to a cause, no matter how small it is, is all we need to sustain social good.”
Catherine Assink, Acting Executive Principal / CEO of Bedford Inclusive Learning and Training Trust, added: “I am excited about his efforts and achievements as an International student who has been working assiduously connecting classrooms and cultures across borders and most importantly, shipping educational resources and materials to our partner schools.”
To keep up to date with Enoch’s progress, and learn more about the GISH Foundation, click here.