Stories - Breaking Barriers


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


Reflecting on my interview with Hamed and Hessam

“The Boy With Two Hearts is a family story, it's a love story, it’s a story of a family leaving their home, their belongings, their identity… everything behind because of simply speaking out for equality and women’s rights”


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.


Michael’s story

‘I never wanted to be a burden on others. I am now a writer, a healthcare worker and a support worker who mentors people.’


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.


Kizzi’s story

Kizzi chose an apprenticeship at Grant Thornton because of their commitment to support refugees.


Volunteer Spotlight: Stefano

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