Youth Achievement awards for Croydon North constituents
Steve Reed MP has congratulated two Croydon North constituents for winning Universal Peace Federation Youth Achievement awards.
Steve presented the awards to Katrina Estien-Thompson and David Thompson in Parliament.
Katrina co-founded the not-for-profit organisation Diverse Leaders Network, which helps build links between classrooms and professional leaders from diverse backgrounds. David’s work as a volunteer took him to Uganda for 6 weeks, where his goal was to provide re-usable sanitary pads for girls and women in the local area.
Speaking about the awards, Steve Reed said:
Croydon is home to incredibly passionate young people who are determined to do what they can to help others.
It was a pleasure to present Katrina and David with their award as recognition for their hard work. Katrina’s organisation which she co-founded provides a very important link between society and education, while David’s impressive work in Uganda shows the real change which can be achieved with compassion and dedication.
Their work shows the future for Croydon is in very capable and caring hands.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.