“The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela

The refugee crisis, although is seemingly less ‘popular’ in mainstream media at present, is undoubtedly getting worse and is set to continue to get worse. Amongst those most affected are children – what some child refugees face is something nobody should ever have to experience in their life-time, let alone at such a young age.

The effects can be life-long emotional and mental trauma. We managed to catch up with Gulwali Passarlay, a refugee who fled conflict in Afghanistan at the age of 12, spending a year to reach safety. Even when he eventually arrived in a place of safety his troubles were far from over.

Listen to our exclusive podcast interview below where he describes his experiences and shares how he is using those experiences as an advocate for change amongst refugees around the world.

If you would love to help in some way, no matter how big or small to those suffering in the refugee crisis do get in touch 🙂 That could be as simple as contributing one hour of your time or skills, we will find a way through our projects and partners for you to make a meaningful difference no matter what time or effort you’re able to contribute.


Listen Here 🙂 



Do also check out Gulwali’s book The Lightless Sky.

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