“Ania” is a 20 year old girl, from Yemen. In 2015, as she was studying mechanical engineering, her family home in the city of Aden was bombed. As a result of this, she and her family were forced to flee their home and are currently asylum seekers in the UK.

Ania has spent time at Liverpool Lighthouse improving her English and socialising with the local community, whilst studying IELTS. As a result of this, she has managed to successfully gain a place at university, which will help her to fulfil her long term goals of working in the automotive industry.

At Liverpool Lighthouse we respect everyone who comes to us for help – and many are working toward a fresh start in life. So while their stories are true, some names and images may have been changed to protect their privacy.

Thank you for understanding.