Ahmed’s Story with A Heart 4 Refugees

Ahmed’s Story with A Heart 4 Refugees

Ahmed* left his home country alone when he was 12 after his village and family were attacked.

After spending his teenage years as an unaccompanied child in Africa and Europe, he arrived in Hoylake last summer aged 18. He was very low and traumatised when we met him and needed extra care.

He immersed himself in the activities in St Luke’s, particularly the English lessons. His English was already excellent but he was determined to study with dreams of becoming a car mechanic.

However, he had many bad days where he felt defeated, lost and alone. I remember one day when he was particularly upset he said thank you as it was the first time anyone had shown him care since he’d left his mum.

Ahmed left Hoylake at the end of the summer and is now settled in another part of the country. Since he left, we have continued to support him on a regular basis. He continues with his studies, passing his exams and regularly asking us for help with his homework!

Without any family in the world, some days are still very tough but he knows he has our support whenever he needs it. We will be with him on his journey for as long as he needs us.

– via @A Heart 4 Refugees

*Name changed.

About Care4Calais

Care4Calais was founded by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of supporting the people of the Calais refugee camps, providing fresh meals, warm clothing, heating and important legal and medical support.

We are not politicians – we are people like you who simply believe that every human has the right to be treated in a fair and dignified way.

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