Samir, a tenant of Ashley Community Housing for eight months, is moving on from us and away from Bristol to start at the University of Wolverhampton. Originally from Sudan, where he started his studies in accountancy, Samir had ambitions to continue his passion here in the UK. Samir is going to be fulfilling this goal as he starts an accountancy degree at university this September.
He has worked hard and with the help of Ashley Community Housing he attended English classes in which he developed his language skills, enabling him to apply for university. He also attended a range of social activities held by Ashley Community Housing, which helped to integrate him into the community.
“Ashley Community Housing are very helpful, and support a lot of people. They have given me my life. I’m so, so happy. I’ve got my future” – Samir Jaffer Ibrahim.
Here at Ashley Community Housing, we love these success stories that prove the negative view that refugees are helpless and unskilled is wrong. We highlight refugees’ talent, ambition and skills, and Samir’s story is not an exception.
Samir starts his course in September, however, he is leaving Ashley Community Housing to work full-time over the summer. He will be working with Amazon at their warehouse and plans to work up until he starts his course. We will be keeping in touch with Samir and will be updating our readers on his progress.