Colleen Amos OBE and Baroness Valerie Amos – Pioneering sisters: how to challenge your environment
"Education is not a guarantee of wealth, but it is against abject poverty. Education is the linchpin of progress and social mobility." With a message for the importance of education in driving change, Michael is joined on Change Makers this week by Colleen Amos OBE and Baroness Valerie Amos, founders of The Amos Bursary – the London charity creating opportunities for young people of African and Caribbean heritage to excel in education and beyond. In this interview, they discuss the bursary’s impact on the pursuit of educational excellence, the importance and inspirations of their family, being a part of the Windrush generation, and why the charity has for over a decade focused on young men and for the first time in 2021, will open to up to women.