An hon­our for Os­man

Re­gional heat win for stu­dent

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.”

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