Prime Minister David Cameron announced on twitter today that Marice Cumber, Subject Leader in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Ravensbourne, is today's Points of Light for founding social enterprise Accumul8, help homeless young people in North London, through her project 'Preserves with Purpose'.
This self-funding project provides an opportunity for homeless and vulnerable people at the North London YMCA to develop employability skills through creative practice. Jams and chutneys are made and sold by the YMCA residents, from excess fruit provided through the generosity of North London residents. Through this, the Accumul8 team have been able to provide photography workshops and put on photography exhibitions, demonstrating the creative potential of the young, homeless people living at the North London YMCA hostel.
‘It's great that Ravensbourne students help with Accumul8 through teaching and working with the homeless. This is an all round learning project." said Marice.
Dr Rosemary Stott, Associate Dean for Learning Innovation at Ravensbourne commented "We're extremely proud of what Marice has achieved and delighted that this award acknowledges the outstanding work Marice is carrying out in social innovation and entrepreneurship. Our students particularly relish the opportunity to get involved in Accumul8 and the many other creative projects Marice has developed."
?For more information about the Preserves with Purpose and the Accumul8 project please visit their website.