Dami Makinde

SCI Mentee

Dami was born in Nigeria and moved to the UK when she was 8.

She grew up in the UK as an undocumented migrant, but didn’t really understand the impact it would have on her life until she was 17 years old. She couldn’t apply for a driving licence, travel abroad, work or even go to university.

Finally, her status sorted out – but even with that, Dami found that she still couldn’t go to university.

Dami came across Just for Kids Law, and its Let us Learn campaign.  She attended one of its meetings, and was overwhelmed by the number of young people in the room, who were all in the same situation as her.

Dami began working on the Let Us Learn project bringing the issue to even wider attention.

  1. Mentoring Programme

Based in London, United Kingdom