Abdou was reunited with his wife and young son this month. He has another older child still waiting on a visa to the UK.
“We had been apart for just over two years and it hasn’t been easy at all. It has been the toughest thing that I have gone through in my life only being able to be in touch via Whatsapp and email. If we hadn’t had any help with my family’s travel to the UK to be honest we would just have had to let the visas go and expire.
I was very happy and excited to see my wife after two years. Her journey was good and she had no problems. Her first impressions were mainly about the weather but she was happy and excited to be here. In September I am going to study Accounting and Finance at Manchester University and my wife will also be going to university so we can contribute to the development of the country.”