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.


Volunteer spotlight: Khalil

Khalil is an advice and guidance volunteer with a wealth of knowledge and experience as a former quantitative hedge fund manager. He has been providing CV writing skills, interview tips and career advice to refugee clients.


Volunteer Spotlight: Eiman Behbehani

On today's volunteer spotlight, we have Eiman, an English/Arabic translator/interpreter who has been with us since November 2022. She will be sharing with us why she decided to volunteer for Breaking Barriers, as well as some of her highlights and why people should volunteer for Breaking Barriers.


Volunteer Spotlight: Sabrina Siudmak

Sabrina is an Advice and Guidance volunteer, who began supporting clients in London in 2019 and has recently been supporting Breaking Barriers with regional expansion by delivering 1:1 employment support to new clients in Birmingham.


Volunteer Spotlight: Stefano

Stefano is an Advice and Guidance volunteer whose background in lecturing has supported refugees into further education and employment.


Volunteer Spotlight: Renee

Renee volunteers with us as an English teacher. Her help has been vital in ensuring our refugee clients receive the English support they need to integrate in the UK.