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Fairooz’s story

Fairooz Khan cycled across the world in 2016 with his father spreading a message of peace in Afghanistan. They visited Glasgow on their tour, which also saw them visit the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Shortly afterwards, they were forced to flee Afghanistan and were resettled in Scotland. Initially we supported him to find his feet, but now Fairooz is thriving, volunteering on our casework team and studying Community Development at University of Glasgow.

He is also supporting Afghan families who have arrived in Scotland following the worsening crisis in Afghanistan. Despite everything going on, he is optimistic about his future.

“If the (Scottish) Refugee Council weren’t there to help it would have been very dark times. I feel proud and I am looking forward to doing my master’s, working with communities to empower people…Scotland is like a second home and I’m settled.”

Read Fairooz’s story here.


Image: Robert Perry for The Times.


Chris Afuakwah
Author: Chris Afuakwah