For me, it's all about trying new things and learning new skills. The dream is to train up as a barber and then, after I have a lot of experience, to go to university and learn how to set up my own barbering business. I see goals in my head and then I set about making them a reality.
My journey so far has been really hard and painful because of a misunderstanding with the Home Office. I was staying with a friend when I first arrived in the UK 3 years ago and because they thought I had an address, they did not offer me any further help. After 1 week, I had to leave my friend's house which he had generously let me stay in, but I had nowhere to go and didn't know what help was available because I was in an unfamiliar country.
I spoke only a few words of English, travelling from place to place without any fixed address. Often I just slept on the street when I couldn't find anyone to stay with. Finally, I came to London and the Home Office where I got my leave to remain documents sorted out.
I am grateful to everyone who gave me help along the way and, even though it has been a difficult experience, I never lost hope and it has made me a stronger person. Every cloud has a silver lining! Now I'm ready for new adventures and challenges. Being a barber is a real talent and I will never forget the people who helped me get there.