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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Hina

I came along to MIN in the summer in 2019, I wanted my children to come to the summer sessions for children, but I didn’t want to leave them and travel backwards and forwards to home and back for one maybe 2 hours, so..
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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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Anwar

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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Habiba

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 ask someone else to say it because I thought no one would understand me.

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Riham

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 my youngest son was attending.

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Meryem

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 …

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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.

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Elias

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.

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Christine

My personal and political commitment is to a Scotland where everyone living here is welcome and treated with justice and fairness. I canny really sing but I wanted to have a go via a community choir.

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