A BARTON Peveril student has been named a UK Global Poverty Ambassador.

Roxana Andrusca, 18, was selected as one of 120 ambassadors nationwide by the Global Poverty Project (GPP) and The Co-operative.

As part of her role she was invited to meet computer billionaire Bill Gates at the London School of Economics (LSE), where she has applied to study a degree.

She said: “ E ve r y t h i n g happened so quickly, it was quite a shock!

Bill Gates’ talk was truly inspirational and it was fascinating to hear firsthand about his work in Nigeria for the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation.

“Having the opportunity to actually meet the man himself, having heard him lay out his vision for ending extreme poverty, was one of the most inspirational moments of my life.”

Roxana will now take part in 1.4 Billion Reasons, an interactive presentation that highlights the need to end poverty.

For more details about the GPP visit theglobalpovertyproject.com.