17 year old Nisar arrived in the UK in October 2016 through the DUBS 111 family reunification amendment of the Immigration Bill 2016. He travelled here on his own and he spent three months in the Calais camps. He now lives with his father who has been in the UK for the last 15 years. Education is very important to Nisar, and his favourite subjects are IT and business which frequently require the use of a computer. The Starr Trust awarded Nisar up to £1300 to pay for a laptop and mobile phone.
Update May 2017
Nisar is settling into life in Brighton. He has joined Karbelzalmi cricket team, following his shopping trip to buy cricket equipment, and has passed the aural part of his English exam. He is currently looking to get some funding for his weekly cricket tournament.
Big thanks to Jack at Nick Rivett Sport in Hove who helped Nisar choose his cricket equipment and gave us a great deal! Nisar was kitted out with a new cricket bat, shin pads, shoes, helmet and gloves, and is thrilled! We look forward to hearing how Nisar gets on in his tournament!