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Cynthia Tafrey

Cynthia Tafrey

Name: Cynthia Tafrey
Age: 20
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Campaign: To call for all children to be given the same opportunities regardless of where they were born

I moved to the UK from Cameroon when I was five.  I can't remember life before I came here and always assumed that I would have the same opportunities as my friends.

 

I couldn't wait to go to university and accepted an offer to study in Manchester.  

 

However a month before I was due to go, I received a letter which changed everything.

 

It said that because my immigrant status is classed as ‘limited leave to remain’, I was not eligible for student finance.

 

There was no way I could afford to go without a student loan and had to completely change my future plans.

 

I have made a film with Fixers to share my story and call for all children in the UK to be given the same opportunities, regardless of where they were born.

I would like to thank my fellow Fixer Shalima Koroma for helping me with this campaign.

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