Student and Let Us Learn campaigner
Emmanuel Opoku was born in Ghana and moved to the UK when he was 9 years old. He attended Shacklewell Primary School and Mossbourne Community Academy. He is very grateful for growing up in Hackney because it has instilled in him a great appreciation for community and diversity.
Becoming a member of the Let Us Learn Campaign in 2014 and as a part of the Schools Team, Emmanuel gets the opportunity to speak in schools and raise awareness. Both about the the aims of the campaign and to shed light on the injustice being served to certain groups of society, namely migrants.
His aim is to work in the pharmaceuticals research industry once he graduates as a Chemist from Imperial College London and would eventually love to teach in his home borough of Hackney. He is outgoing, optimistic and creative and enjoys cycling around the city (apart from in the winter!). Emmanuel is also passionate about producing electronic music and you can often find him playing gigs around the city as a DJ or with the Brazilian samba bands he is a part of.
Watch Emmanuel’s favourite TED Talk:
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