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Rediat Abayneh

Rediat Abayneh

Name: Rediat Abayneh
Age: 25
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Bristol
Campaign: To encourage British people to appreciate where they live

I had to leave my homeland because there was religious persecution and I was scared for my life. I wasn’t safe so I had to leave home.

 

I ended up at the 'Jungle' refugee camp in Calais. I was only 16 and a long way away from family and friends.

 

After several attempts I hid in the back of a lorry full of fertilizer and managed to get across to Britain. Finally, I felt safe.

 

I went to college and university here and got a much better education than I would have had at home.

 

I want to thank Britain for having me, and encourage young people who were born here to appreciate how lucky they are.

The following Fixers helped me with this Fix: 

 

Harriet Adams

Patrycia Szypula

Luisa Fernanda Cruz Guerra

Alexandra Peretin

Ashley Peretin

Meghan Spetch

Hand Esmat

Lamiaa Diab

Steve Owen from Borderlands and Melissa Nauarrete supported me with this Fix. 

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