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Shano Khorshed

Shano Khorshed

Name: Shano Khorshed
Age: 18
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Leeds
Campaign: To encourage people to welcome refugees

I immigrated from Iraqi Kurdistan to the UK in 2010 with my family.


We didn't speak a word of English so it was hard to get by.


Even simple things like buying something from a shop were difficult, and we felt lonley and isolated.


I've since learned how to speak English, but I'll never forget how scary it was when we first arrived in the UK.


There are lots of refugees here now, so we wanted to provide something to welcome them.


That's why we've made some coffee sleeves with Fixers, which list greetings translated from English to Arabic.


My team and I hope that they will inspire converations between strangers, help refugees meet local communities and build strong bonds together. 

Alexander Lee-Wildt

Arslan Zahid

Sanah Rehman


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