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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. 

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Alexander Lee-Wildt

Esmail Alhajji

Merwan Nuredin

Mohamed Alameen

Emma Welch

Demi Tonks

Stephanie Stubbs

Bethany Smith

Sasha Proudman

Amber Parry

Freya Nicholls

Yve Maddock

Freya Lawton

Lauren Sandbach Jones

Abbie Hollinshead

Arslan Zahid

Sanah Rehman

I would like to thank Abdou Sidibe from The Children's Society, for providing an interview for my ITV News broadcast.

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