Thierry Barholere Biringanire has been nominated for the Outstanding Student Award in the Black and Minority Ethnicity (BME) Community Awards organised by the Centre for Equality and Diversity in Dudley.
Thierry, 31, is in his third year of a BA (Hons) Human Resource Management and Marketing degree at the University of Wolverhampton Business School.
Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Thierry moved to Britain in 2003 and now lives in Dudley. He founded the Glory Project Support charity to help vulnerable children and widows in the South-Kivu region of his home country. The aim is to promote volunteering in Dudley and across the UK and to help people from the South-Kivu region who move to the UK to integrate into the community.
Thierry said: “I feel really proud of this recognition and it has motivated me to go even further and see if there is an even bigger mountain to climb. The University of Wolverhampton has unlocked my potential and my project would not have been possible if I had not come here.”
The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the Village Hotel in Dudley.
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