Inspirational talk from Amal Azzudin and Pinar Aksu #wewelcomerefugees

This morning p7, p6 and p5 had an emotional and inspiring talk about the refugee crisis from Amal Azzudin and Pinar Aksu. Both were refugees themselves.

As you might know Amal is one of the strong and passionate young Glasgow Girls and Pinar is a Human Rights Campaigner. They are just back from a trip to Greece to help the refugees who are arriving in small boats from Turkey.  They raised £6000 to buy blankets, they said it was not a big difference but right now any help is needed. The main reason they went over was not to give them money but to find out for themselves what the situation was so they could raise awareness here in Scotland.

We asked them lots of questions, here are some of them:

Do you think the UN is doing enough to help the refugees?

How did you feel when you had to leave your own country?

What can we do to help?

Do you think the government are doing enough to help?

Had you ever heard of Glasgow before you arrived here as a refugee?

What did you take with you when you left your own countries?

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By Orla and Jaya

 

 

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