Sat Singh grew up in one of the most disadvantaged areas of London. He had a severe health condition, and had to spend his formative years caring for family members, all while trying to complete his GCSEs. Sat decided to use his own experience to think about how he might help other people in similar positions. Together with a group of friends, Sat organised for a series of talks in a local fast-food restaurant from inspirational community speakers, and Renaissance Foundation was born.
The movement became a charity and went from strength to strength. They began to take groups of young people to Oslo for the Noble Peace Prize ceremony, a tradition they continue today. They have received funding from the Prince’s Trust and were even invited to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister.
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