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Charity founder who fled from Taliban now studying for PhD at Cambridge

Dec 04, 2017 19:12
New Delhi
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Fleeing from Taliban in Afghanistan, Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi and his family arrived in the UK in November 1999 after travelling across the English Channel in a refrigerated lorry, her daughter Rabia Nasimi is currently studying at one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

In June this year, the charity opened its first west London office, in Hounslow, in a bid to address the lack of support available.

According to reports by getwestlondon, Rabia Nasimi, 23, has just begun her first year of studying for a Socioloy PhD at the University of Cambridge - a world away from where she was 18 years ago.

Rabia's parents made a decision to escape the Taliban in Afghanistan in 1999, bringing their family of five, including Rabia, her six-month-old brother and eight-year-old sister to the UK.

Their journey was far from easy, arriving into Dover after crossing the English Channel in the back of a refrigerated lorry.

She said "It was a very big risk for my family to take but obviously as we started to settle in the UK, we realised the risk was one that was worth taking.

"It was a risk that my parents took at the time and it's very rare to see families take such a big risk together."

Shortly after settling in Lewisham, south east London, Rabia's father, set up the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association to provide support and advice to refugees.

Image source: Getwestlondon.co.uk

Dec 04, 2017 19:12
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