As part of our role to amplify the voices of those seeking sanctuary in Hastings, we are publishing the speech given by local woman Fatima Elaysi who came to the UK through the Vulnerable People Resettlement Project (Formerly the Syrian Resettlement Project).
Fatima is an artist, and has recently received offers from four major UK Universities to continue studying Interior Design and Architecture, which is her passion. Fatima has been leading on the consultation for the design of our new Cultural Café and Exhibition Space OPEN, which is an ongoing piece of work designed to bring together all interested parts of the community to input into the new collaborative space.
Fatima gave this speech at the launch of our new Creative Café and Exhibition Space OPEN.
Fatima is an inspiration to us all at Hastings Community of Sanctuary and we hope this speech will be an inspiration to everyone who reads it!