By Ray Kinsella It was great to meet the inspirational Alexander McLean yesterday, founder of the African Prison Project. Alexander was born and brought up in Mitcham, member of Ashoka, the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, a TED fellow involved in world changing initiatives and Beacon Prize winner in 2007 for his philanthropic work.
The African Prison Project operates from the Merton Chamber Generator Business Centre. Alexander and I had a very motivational conversation (for me at least!) about Alexander’s work in prisons across Africa and his plans to open up community coffee shop in Mitcham. I’ll be of no be use to Alexander on the world stage but Mitcham is another matter!
To read more about the work of the African Prison Project and to support this worthwhile cause, visit their website www.africanprisons.org