Meg Zeenat Wamithi
Meg Zeenat Wamithi is currently a first-year student studying PPE at King’s College London.
Meg has proudly been the Vice-Director for ‘Our Experience’ – a group which provides an open, safe, space, for women of colour (WOC) and non-binary people of colour (NBPOC) to regularly come together to share our encounters navigating this world as a person of colour, and to have practical, solution-based discussions to support each other on our university journey and beyond. As well as, The Head of Communications Director for the King’s Think Tank – the largest student-run student-led think tank in Europe.
She has actively remained a strong advocate for improving Mental Health and Wellbeing, organizing a range of events and workshops to support my peers and other students around campus to better deal with their own mental health and wellbeing. On the 31st March, alongside Onyinye, Meg formally launched the campaign “My Mind Matters Too”. “My Mind Matters Too” is an ongoing mental health campaign ran jointly with the King’s Think Tank and various charities. The campaign aims to add positively to the discussion of mental health within 18-25- year olds and works to find new ways and initiatives to help this age group better deal with their mental health and wellbeing.This year alone, we aim to add reduce the stigmas around Mental Health, run events to raise money for selected charities and write a policy which we hope will provide solutions to some of the big issues surrounding Mental Health.
In 2017 she became a junior ambassador at Anza, a charity that enables businesses in Tanzania to grow by providing them with access to personalised and strategic capacity building, affordable capital and relevant networks. As a Volunteer, Meg participated in a range of fundraising activities throughout the year, which helped her to raise a final total of £1800. On 1st September, she successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 5 days with an amazing team of three volunteers. Since then she has been working hard with local ventures to find new ways to allow and provide more children with access to schools and education
She was selected to represent EnactusKCL in the Enactus UK Nationals. With her help, the team are now the National Runners Up for the second year in a row. Shewas able to represent a life changing social enterprise, LightMountain. Enactus UK, as always, has continued to showcase that we all have a duty and responsibility to make the world, our world a better place. From the start of the next academic year Meg will be starting her new role as the new Social Projects Director for EnactusKCL.
Advice to younger self: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”