Meet The Forum: Vera

Volunteer – Administrator

My name is Vera. I am a wife as well as a mother to four beautiful children. I am of Cameroonian heritage, born in Edinburgh and married to a citizen of Nigeria. I enjoy cooking for my family as well as making hats in my spare time.

Where do you live and where have you lived before?

Right now I live in the United Kingdom- London to be precise- but before I lived with my husband and children in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.

Why are you interested in migration?
In my case, my interest in migrating to the UK was to allow my children access to better education.

What do you do at MRCF?

I am a volunteer at MRCF. I handle most of the general administrative work like phone calls and other office work. I generally assist in any way I can as I am given the chance to practise my skills.

How did you come to work at MRCF?

I am a student of Westminster City college studying for an NVQ in Business Administration. I was placed on voluntary service at MRCF by my college.

What do you think is unique about MRCF?

The total dedication to its members, protecting their interest in every way we can through our services. For example, the mentoring programs, digital courses in computers, English classes which are free of charge and many other facilities.

What issues do you think are most important to
migrants in London?

The ability to exercise human rights like every other citizen of the land. Also being able to access help so migrants don’t feel isolated and unable to functionnormally.

What are you looking forward to in the next year?
To see MRCF achieve its goals as an organisation through a joint effort of both the staff and its members.

“The most important

issue for migrants in

London is their ability

to exercise their

human rights like

every other citizen of

the land.”

 

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