My day has been terrible and I don’t even know how to talk about it. It was my first day of when I got my ICT course in college after my social worker agreed to pay for my fees and I renewed my ID card. I thought my life was just starting to be ok.
I was doing some work in the library and I got a call from my solicitor and she said ‘I’ve got bad news for you’ and my brain went straight away to thinking about the day I report to the Home Office, which is coming so soon. Then she said ‘can you hear me? You have been refused by the court.’ She asked me when I report again and she said ‘I have to see you before that date.’ My mind straight away went to think that I will be detained again. Continue reading →
Remember I said that I had to pay a lot of money for my IT course? Well finally I had some good news! My social worker said they will pay for it from Social Services because they are still looking after me because I have been here from when I was young. I was so happy when I found out. I had to give my social worker so many papers and proofs of my attendance and that I was working hard for my studies. I will work really really hard on my course because I really want to go to university and do something for my future.
I’m not sure if anyone in my family has been to university, but my dad was a very educated man…I think I will be the first one in my family to go university. I will try my best to go there and I really would love to go.
Before I came to England I never ever thought about going to university. There was nothing in my mind about it, or even school or college. Then when I started studying here a lot of people kept asking me ‘are you going to university in the future?’ Some friends explained to me what university is so then I decided to go to university in the future. Continue reading →
When I was in detention I never knew how long I would be there. That is because Britain detains people indefinitely, which means that they don’t tell you how long you will be there for. Some people it was a few months and for some people it was years. I heard about one man who had been in detention for 9 years!
If I had to choose between being in detention and being in a normal prison I would choose prison, because I would know when I will be free but in detention centres there is no guarantee.
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They should give everyone a limit time because all the time families of detainees hope the government and human rights organizations will bring justice to them and release them but this never happens. Continue reading →