RISE Programme prize giving at Barclays

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On Monday 19th October 2015 Urban Synergy attended the  “Celebrating Entrepreneurialism and Technology” evening at Barclays Bank headquarters in Canary Wharf. The event was organised by the Embrace Africa Forum who promote a positive message about Africa with Barclays staff and clients.

Urban Synergy founder Leila Thomas spoke to the audience about the aims of the charity including the RISE programme with students from Knight’s Academy mentored by Barclays graduates. Students were presented with a certificate by keynote speaker Sir William Atkinson.

We would like to thank all the volunteer mentors, Barclays Bank that supported the programme, and the students and staff from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy.