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Mentoring Stories

Image of Iynaz and Vivien sitting in a cafe. They are holding Iynaz's certificate of achievement between them.

Iynaz and Vivien

Iynaz, a young woman from Iran, achieved her dream of studying Music Production with the help of her mentor, Vivien.

Fatmata and Niki

17-year-old Fatmata from Sierra Leone finds the confidence she needs to chase her dreams thanks to her mentor, Niki.

Abel and Nicole

Abel, a young man from Ethiopia, found the confidence to embrace his identity with the help of his mentor, Nicole.

Hakim and Muzzy

Hakim, originally from Afghanistan, found his feet in the UK with the support of his mentor Muzzy.

Alex and Dawit stand next to each other, smiling.

Alex and Dawit

Dawit, 17 years old, had been in the UK for just 4 months when he was matched with his mentor Alex. This is their story.

Vici and Manmohan

The inspirational mentoring journey of 23-year-old Manmohan, born in Afghanistan, and his mentor Vici.

Samantha and Azim

Samantha and Azim, two people from very different worlds, built a profound mentoring relationship.

Jemal and Victoria

Jemal, 17, from Eritrea, finds confidence and independence with the support of his mentor, Vici.

Rosemary and Maaz

Retired teacher Rosemary supported Maaz, who came to the UK from Eritrea when he was just 16 years old.

Grantees' Stories


Yahya, a young man from Pakistan, overcomes financial challenges and uncertainty to achieve his dream of studying Law.


Mansoor, from Afghanistan, completes his education against all odds and achieves his goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist.

Rajmonda poses for a photo in a graduation cap and robe.


Rajmonda, a brilliant young woman from Albania, breaks down all the barriers in her way to complete a degree in Education.


Aspiring doctor Julia faced an impossible choice: abandon her education, or struggle to complete it due to lack of funds.


Hossein's story of resilience and recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Education means hope to Arooba. This is her inspirational story of strength and determination in reclaiming her education.


Agnes discovers she's not eligible for student finance after living in the UK for 15 years. Then, she receives a grant.


Ismail's life was turned upside down when he discovered he was 'undocumented' at age 16. Now, he's training as a barrister.


Emad, a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Iran, embarks on the first steps to fulfilling his dream of becoming a doctor.

Meet Our Mentors


Meet Advertising Strategist and improv comedian, Rosie.


Meet Communications professional, runner, and dog lover, Michelle!


Meet Operations Manager and boxing enthusiast, Muzzy.


Meet Law student, book-lover and foodie, Alicia.


Meet Advertising and Content Marketing professional, Nicole.


Meet Journalist, running enthusiast and football fan, George.

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