Alek’s Story

Alek* is a Sudanese refugee who came to the UK in 2019. They fled Sudan after losing both parents and being separated from their sister. Alek arrived in the UK alone and was experiencing homelessness.

Llamau received funding from Give DIFFerently to support Alek by funding driving lessons.

Alek is studying to become a mechanic and therefore driving lessons will be vital in his chosen career path. Alek doesn’t have any family support and therefore, without this grant, his chances of gaining secure employment would be significantly reduced.

Alek enjoys getting out in nature, especially to the beach, and the ability to drive would allow him to do this more often which would significantly improve his mental health.

Thanks to your support, Alek is moving away from homelessness for good.

*alternative names have been used to protect their identity