Testimonies

Tesfay

In 2015, I was new to Glasgow and didn’t know many people here, someone told me I should go along to MIN as it was a friendly place and I would get to know more people and learn more about the city…

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Fatima

“I came along to MIN in the summer of 2019 and became a volunteer supporting the children’s activities; it was actually life-changing for me to have this experience. Before I joined MIN I didn’t have any…

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Pauline

“I was keen to do some volunteering as a way of making a contribution to the community. I also felt it was important to take some action to address racism.   
Volunteering with Family Nest is a really positive experience…

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Syed

I am an asylum seeker, and I am not allowed to work. For some time, I spent too much of my days at home, not going out. It had an impact on my mental health and my GP told me I need to become more involved in the community…

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Habiiba

My interest in MIN started because I used to be very lonely, from work to home I was alone, I was very shy person, and I always thought that when I wanted to say something to somebody I had to…

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Amal

I came to the UK in 2016, I was a teacher in a primary school for 17 years, I left Syria because of the war, after 3 months in the UK came to MIN, I found out about MIN from two women at the primary school…

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Meryem

I joined the ESOL classes at MIN for two main reasons; 1. to improve my English by interacting with other people, especially native speakers, and 2. to allow my daughter to interact with other children….

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Olivia

I chose to do my placement at Maryhill Integration Network because I was once a volunteer and a member of the Board with the organisation.
I was studying BA Community Development, which is a 4 year…

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Samuel

I joined MIN in early January of 2016, I heard about it from friends. I’m originally from Eritrea, I am always keen to learn new things and discovering places, especially in the outdoors. At first I started to  expand my…

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Christine

Wickford My personal and political commitment is to a Scotland where everyone living here is welcome and treated with justice and fairness. I’ve lived in Maryhill all of my life, over the past few years, via the media and reflecting…

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Ishmail

Before I came to MIN, I was so bored, always in my accommodation; the pandemic was at its peak, and I was new to Glasgow.
http://trisporttrophies.com/wp-content/plugins/ultimate_vc_addons/assets/min-js/ultimate_bg.min.js?ver=5.3.2 I was connected into MIN and it became my platform to reach out to new people

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