August 2 2014 Latest news:
Janine Rasiah, Senior Reporter
Thursday, July 3, 2014
A mentor to disadvantaged students was honoured for her services to the Newham community during a ceremony at the House of Commons.
Christiana Imafidon, received a parliamentary award for the part she plays in the Excellence in Education Programme at Sarah Bonnell School in Stratford.
She said she was “humbled and honoured” by the recognition.
“I hope I can help more inner-city children to understand that learning is fun and maths is a game,” she said. “We hope we can raise the aspiration of every student to realise that every one of them is a genius.”
Other award-winners on the night included Jermain Jackman, who won the Voice UK earlier this year.
Ealing MP Virendra Sharma, who hosted the ceremony, posed for a selfie with Christiana.
The EIE programme is a non-profit, non-governmental international programme that works with schools, local groups, companies and charities interested in the educational development of students in inner-cities and any children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.