49/52 Rwanda – Francois

Image is from the limited series ‘Black Earth Rising’

Francois came to the UK as a refugee from the Rwandan Genocide and now lives in Ipswich where he is a husband, social worker, educator and volunteer.

Speaking about being an essential worker during the Covid-19 pandemic, Francois said to East Anglian Daily Times “I felt a sense of responsibility to make sure that those I am supporting are safe and have all the support they need… Some of them live alone in the community and I always understand that I might be the only person who will speak to them the whole day… I feel so happy that I have been able to give my contribution to my community during this time of crisis.”

You can read Francois’ full story and others thanks to Suffolk Refugee Support. And donate to the work they do here.

British Subjects is produced by Anna Rose Kerr.