An honour for Osman
Regional heat win for student
Osman Hussain, 20, a foundation studies student at Amersham and Wycombe College has won the Sir John Moores Award for young enterprise at this year’s South Central region heat.
The judges said they were “very impressed with his progress.”
This is the third time in a row that an Amersham and Wycombe College student has won the regional event and means that Osman, from High Wycombe, is invited to the South Central Finals on Tuesday (June 14) at the University of Reading, so that he can receive his award.
Donated annually to each English Young Enterprise region in memory of Sir John Moore by his daughter, Lady Grantchester, the award recognises Special Achievement through the Young Enterprise Team Programme. It is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding progress in learning, personal development and acquisition of skills.
The judging process for this award considers nominations against a set of criteria including the extent to which an individual has developed their self-confidence and self-esteem as well as personal, business, social and life skills.
Osman has hearing and learning difficulties which have moderately delayed his expressive and receptive language.
Besides his hearing loss, which means he needs a signer at all times, Osman has a condition which affects his bones and this has had an effect on his growth and height.
He cannot walk or stand for long periods of times either.
His tutor Gill Brownell said: “Osman has been keen to work from the very beginning of the academic year and was really looking forward to being at college. His enthusiasm for the course continued to grow, especially through the introduction of Young Enterprise. Initially he couldn’t believe that the team would be a ‘real’ company.”
Because of the structure of the Young Enterprise Team programme, Osman has found a wonderful passion for business and has now decided that he wants to become an ‘entrepreneur.’
He will continue in September 2016 at college on a BTEC business course and hopes to enrol the following year on the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy course.
Ms Brownell added: “He is very focussed on where he wants to go in his life and it is clear that his disabilities aren’t going to stop him.”