From Zero English to Computer Science Graduate

You can listen to Tory deliver his story at the launch of the Building project in early 2020

I would like to thank REUK because I was in a situation in which I did not know where I was heading in my life. 

When I came to this country I was zero with English, and I mean zero. Zero with education. Because back in the city I am from, I was not educated there at all because of the situation.

So when I came to this country, forget about English, that was too far. I couldn't even write my own name in my own language. So English was too far for me. The situation in my city was worse than other cities – over 70% of the city was under the control of the military. I was most likely doing things in my daily life was feeding the cows because we were farmers an we had a lot of cows, so we would make milk and sell them. So i used to take them around and let them feed on the green grass. I was 16 years old when I arrived in the UK. When I was in a college I was introduced to Catherine and Hannah and then later on I was introduced to a mentor who helped with my english and maths and spoke to me about my plans for future study.

I finally managed to finish all my classes in college, and when I finished at college I got help from REUK to get a scholarship. I had to wait three years because of my situation which meant I couldn't get to University

I hope more people support this organisation because they are really helping to change people's lives. They are the lights in young people's hearts. They help young people get back to hope, for those who have lost hope because of the situation in their country. They are critically important in helping young people who have lost their hope and their lives. They are giving so much motivation through the support they provide. I want to help this organisation get bigger and bigger so we can bring more light into people's hearts.

You can listen to Tory deliver his story at the launch of the Building project in early 2020