Sisters win LJMU Citizenship Award
Two sisters, and current students of The City of Liverpool College, have won this year’s coveted Liverpool John Moores University Citizenship Award which celebrates contributions young people from different cultures and communities make to society.
Ruvimbo and Tariro Munodawafa were presented with a trophy by Lord David Alton, Director of the Foundation for Citizenship (pictured left), and Prof Nigel Weatherill, at the recent awards ceremony held at Liverpool John Moores University.
19 year old Ruvimbo, studying on a level 3 Business course, and 17 year old Tariro who is in her first year of an A-level programme, have been active members of the college’s Enrichment and Volunteering programme for the past two years. The siblings have dedicated their time to a range of volunteering and fundraising events including Liverpool Unites Christmas toy appeal, the Roy Castle Foundation, conservation work at The Festival Gardens and fundraising for Children in Need. They are also involved in the new student union, currently setting up new clubs and societies to ensure other students at the college have the best experience possible.
Beverley Abbot, student engagement officer at The City of Liverpool College said: “They both show great commitment, passion and enthusiasm in everything they do, including actively recruiting student volunteers to the ambassador programme. They are a great credit to both themselves and to the college’s student body.”
The LJMU Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship aims to promote the development of ethical students and an ethos of citizenship in the wider community.