TWO BROMSGROVE sixth formers have been selected as ambassadors of musician Bono’s campaign to end extreme poverty.
Meg Bassi and Olly Kay from South Bromsgrove High School are two of just 50 students selected to represent the ONE Campaign, co-founded by the U2 frontman.
Headteacher Paul Topping said it was an amazing opportunity for the students who were confident and assured and had considerable leadership skills.
“To be selected as two of 50 students nationally is an exceptional achievement.”
The ambassadors will support the campaign by lobbying decision makers and working with the media. They will also encourage the public to sign petitions through online activity and local events.
Olly said: “During the interview they wanted to know a lot about the work I had done to support the local Bromsgrove charity Basement Project and how I could support the ONE campaign.
“I’m so thrilled to be selected and I’m looking forward to the training and getting started.”
Meg added it was an honour to be chosen for this amazing cause.
“At the interview it was great to talk about my passion for this organisation and how it aligns with my faith.
“I know this is going to be a fantastic opportunity to be associated with an acclaimed global organisation which is not asking for your money but for your voice.”
Ollie and Meg will be joining the other youth ambassadors this month for a two-day training course in London.
They will also be joining some very famous guests and hope to start their work as ambassadors soon after.