Stories - Breaking Barriers


Find out what we've been up to, and discover first-hand stories from refugees, volunteers and our partners


A year of impact

We’ve had our best year yet, and a lot of that success is thanks to you - our supporters.


Daryna’s Story

From being a student in Ukraine and facing adversity as a 19-year-old female, to studying at university in the UK, this is Daryna's story.


Narsina’s story

How to turn a love of art into a career? Narsina* is a pattern designer with ambitions to go to university. 


Sherehan’s story

From working as a human rights lawyer in Cairo, to being one step closer to qualifying as a solicitor in the UK, this is Sherehan's story.


Ukraine conflict – a message from Breaking Barriers

We’re deeply distressed by the situation in Ukraine and our hearts go out to its citizens who, confronted with the immediate threat of war, have no choice but to flee, leaving behind their country, their homes, their livelihoods, and even their loved ones.