To date, Lawrence still feels the effects of his severe seizure, and requires daily medication to control the long term pain and manage his mobility. But despite it all, Lawrence remains committed to improving his health and fitness, and to doing whatever he can to transform the education sector for the better and ensure that tomorrow’s great minds have the support they need today to become superstars.
One of Lawrence’s most recent accomplishments is the development of a Google-sponsored mentoring and training programme for young people in the UK from African and Caribbean backgrounds.
The Lighthouse Project pairs exceptional young minds from underrepresented communities with Google employees who act as mentors. They aim to boost employability skills and identify opportunities for black 16-19 years olds within leading business and technology organisations. This exciting project was launched following Lawrence’s highly successful mentoring programme for black and Asian educators to become Google-certified trainers; the first programme of its kind in the UK.
In addition to his mentoring programmes, Lawrence runs Happy2Host and the Just A Guy foundation – an initiative borne out of Lawrence’s recovery and focused on helping others to be successful. Lawrence also works as a motivational keynote speaker and guest speaker, sharing his own journey and reigniting a love for learning amongst younger people.