People can have negative ideas about someone who is homeless. To them I'd say - the worth of a person is not in whether they have a home or not. Some people just need a new opportunity in life.
Four years ago, I was a survey engineer in Iran. I’d just graduated from university and had worked in construction all throughout my studies. I was involved in all different kind of roles - building roads, operating machinery, flattening ground - and I always got along with everyone on site, regardless of their level.
When religious persecution forced me to leave Iran, I came to the UK. I knew no one and had nowhere to live. Eventually I found a hostel room but without the right certificates I struggled to find work to fit my skills. I saw other refugees stuck in basic jobs and worried that all my time studying in Iran would be wasted.
This qualification will actually let me use my past experience to find a good job. I’m excited to work again, to get to know more people, and to practise my English. My dream is to find a good employer, continue my studies, and to keep growing and learning in the future.