Anti-poverty campaign takes East Ham woman to G7 summit

Michelle Appeah

Michelle Appeah - Credit: Michelle Appeah

Michelle Appeah is one busy woman.

When she’s not studying for her degree in geography at the University of Leeds, she is campaigning to end poverty.

The 20-year-old even travelled to Munich with young campaigners from all over the world to call on G7 leaders to take action in June.

“We’re raising awareness rather than raising money,” the former St Angela’s Ursuline student said.

Michelle, from East Ham, was selected to fly out to represent the ONE campaign, taking part in a public rally.

She and the other young ambassadors received training on how to effectively organise campaigns and influence policy.

She also met East Ham MP Stephen Timms to discuss her visit.

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“I heard about the ONE campaign in my first year so I applied to get involved,” Michelle said.

“I want to show that young people do care about politics, and we believe we have the power to change things.

“The ONE Summit was a great opportunity for young campaigners from across the world to come together and be heard by our leaders.”

Planning to spend the next year in Japan on a placement, Michelle said she intends to continue her passion to change the world.