This blog began its life in January 2017 as an opportunity to improve my writing whilst doing a bit of travelling – hence the cheesy name. At that time, I was planning to head to New Zealand in March 2017 and was particularly inspired to create this blog during a short but wonderfully sweet trip to Jordan in September 2016 as part of my dissertation research.
Things changed in February 2017, for the better, and I spent 15 months living and working in Calais, volunteering with Refugee Community Kitchen and Refugee Info Bus, and working alongside Help Refugees/l’Auberge des Migrants. This blog has been a way to clear my head, to share stories and, most importantly, to continually raise awareness about the ongoing situation at our border.
In June 2018, I returned to Glasgow but continue to support Refugee Info Bus from afar as a trustee.
I am now working at Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers.
To get involved in Calais, here’s all the information you need. For getting involved at home, I can help with Glasgow and London.
Chris Afuakwah 2018