Over many months, Asylum Welcome volunteers visited Dawit in Campsfield. We helped secure his release and found him a family to stay with. We arranged lessons for him in English and computer skills, helping him back on his feet. At this time, Dawit appeared in a short film made by Asylum Welcome
Once Dawit’s asylum claim was approved, an Asylum Welcome volunteer helped Genet to apply for Family Reunion to join him, and then to travel to England by a safe route. After two and a half years apart, they were finally reunited in 2017.
A year later their daughter, Peniel, was born. Today, the family are doing well and Dawit and Genet are working hard to make ends meet.