Leading Dragons’ Den investor Steven Bartlett has offered a young campaigner £10,000 to continue his fight for justice in the social housing system.
Kwajo Tweneboa, a self-funded social housing activist, appeared on LBC on Sunday and opened up about the “dreadful conditions” he grew up in while living in social housing.
After radio host Camilla Tominey appealed to Dragons to help Tweneboa in his work, Bartlett replied, offering the donation as well as camera equipment and mentorship.
Reacting to the support, Tweneboa told The Big Issue: “I’m so grateful for Steven reaching out. I would’ve never imagined anything like this would happen as a result of my work. I went into campaigning because I care. Care about people and the conditions they are forced to live in and I’m determined to shake up the U.K. Housing system.”
“I’m humbled that Steven has a connection with the work that I do and his mentoring along with everything else will I’m sure help me reach my ultimate goal of permanent change for millions within the Housing system. Truly humbled,” he said.
Tweneboa was raised in social housing with his dad who, while living in dreadful conditions, was suffering from oesophageal cancer. This year he was named as one of The Big Issue’s 100 Changemakers for 2022.