We celebrated today. We shared, we danced and we laughed.
My name is Zahra. I come from Iran. Today everything was fantastic. Life in England is difficult. My husband is ill. I have two children and I live in temporary accommodation. I look after my husband and my children.
My name is Mboyo. It is difficult for me because my wife is ill. But I come to CARIS and my children play and are happy. Im very happy to have a place like this. When my children are happy Im happy too. When I go home I sometimes cry because I get sad.
My name is Razia. I am from Bangladesh and I am happy in England. It is hard to learn English language but I go to school. I enjoy my life in UK.
My name is Kulsuma and I am from Bangladesh. I like London and and I go to English classes. This country is good. My country is better. The language is different. I speak a little English.
When I first came here it was very difficult. Because this is a different country, language and people. I could not communicate. After I started learning English I made friends. We learn their culture. It is different from my country but now my children know and understand English culture.
I feel very good and I enjoy being with our friends and other parents. It is not much different to my country but I miss my family.
It is a bit difficult living in a new country and I have language problems and I need help. I enjoyed today because I meet new friends.
When I came to UK I feel very bad and it was difficult having to deal with the Home Office and I had problems with housing. Now everything is better and I enjoy being here.
Iam happy in UK. People around here have been supportive and loving.
My name is Gulstan and I am from Pakistan. I came to UK for marriage 4 years ago. I am happy with my husband. I speak Urdu but I speak English as well. I enjoy life in UK.
I am from Albania and life here was very, very difficult. I was an asylum seeker and after 8 years now i have permission to stay. Today I celebrate and Im very happy for my children.
My name is Afsoon and I come from Iran. I’m an asylum seeker for 6 years. I had good time with friends today but I am sad because the government wants me to move to Manchester. I have to leave next week and Im going to miss everybody. Yesterday I went to Home Office and I pleaded with them to let me stay in London. This is where my friends are and my daughter was born here.
In the beginning it was very difficult for me without family and friends. Then I started working and learn English. When my son was born I came to drop in where I met other Polish people and made new friends. In my view the event like this are very important because it brings us together.