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Jaz Ampaw-Farr Champions Future Successes of Care-Experienced Youths at BT Headquarters, London

Last week, BT’s Headquarters in London was the backdrop for a celebration honouring the extraordinary achievements of young individuals with care experience. The event, which recognised the accomplishments of 140 remarkable students, was highlighted by a stirring keynote from Jaz Ampaw-Farr. Having grown up in foster care herself, Ampaw-Farr, an internationally renowned motivational speaker, educator, and co-founder of Be Human First Ltd, shared her compelling narrative, captivating the diverse audience present.

Ampaw-Farr, who is also a TV presenter and comedian, leveraged her personal story of endurance, ambition, and triumph to motivate the youths, encouraging them to realise their immense potential despite the hurdles they may face.

Jaz Ampaw-Farr reflected on her participation in the event by saying, “There are lots of reasons children end up in care, and absolutely none of them include the child being broken! The skills I learned navigating foster homes, education, and homelessness as a child and teenager are the same skills I applied in my journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. I’m honoured to be part of these awards and shine a light on the fantastic work of The Virtual School.”

Ampaw-Farr’s journey from a challenging upbringing to global recognition underscores the incredible impact of perseverance, education, and self-confidence. As a distinguished speaker known for her genuineness, wit, and dedication to uplifting others, she has inspired individuals around the globe.

Her collaborative efforts with notable figures such as Rachel de Souza, The Children’s Commissioner for England, Lemm Sissay, and Kriss Akabusi, among others, further underscore her influence and commitment to advocacy.

In her role as co-founder of Be Human First Ltd, Ampaw-Farr is dedicated to fostering empathy, connection, and personal development. Her upcoming book, “Because Of You This Is Me,” expected this summer, delves into the pivotal role five educators played in her life, providing valuable lessons and strategies for facing life’s obstacles with bravery and tenacity.

Adding to her achievements, Nosco Films has recently finalised a documentary on Ampaw-Farr’s life, from her days in foster care to her rise as a celebrated speaker. This film, set to premiere in London before touring the UK, aims to share her inspiring story of overcoming adversity with a wider audience.


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