In Befriending Week we hear from our volunteer Jale who speaks so compassionately:
"I come from Turkey. I studied Journalism and Public Relations at a university in Istanbul. I was working for a Turkish daily newspaper and decided to learn English in England. While I was student in London I met David, my husband. When we got married we decided to live in England because of his job and also he had his own house. We have a daughter who lives with her partner and recently they had a baby, I am a grandma now, so happy😊.
Living in a different country, even if you have chosen to, is so hard. I feel so much for people who had to leave their homeland.
I support two Afghan families, they are wonderful families and I am so glad I met them. I love helping them and giving them support, seeing them become happier and healthier as they settle into life in this country."
Thank you to Jale and all our befrienders. Herts Welcomes Refugees couldn't function without you!