Chili has been named World Changer of the Year!
Chili has won Pearson's 'World Changer of the Year' award for her efforts in helping young people with their mental health during the pandemic.
After teaching herself to use an electric sewing machine in lockdown with the help of her grandma on Facetime, Chili created and sold over 1,500 colourful facemasks for her community, through her @Chilis_facemasks Instagram account. She succeed in raising £4,000 for young people’s mental health - a cause close to her heart.
Her entrepreneurial efforts helped fund vital twice-weekly counselling sessions for young people struggling with their wellbeing over lockdown, as well as education and sport courses that work to increase confidence and motivation among young people through local mental health charity Inspire Suffolk.
"Chili is an inspiration and well-deserved ‘World Changer of The Year’! She defines what a world changer is all about. She has learnt a new skill for the good of her community and used her face masks to affect real change for a cause that is close to her heart - all while studying for her GCSEs!"
Chantel Carpenter, Director at Pearson & World Changer Awards Judge