I've never migrated or lived in a foreign country (unless you count the difference between living in Wales to living in England!). I can't imagine how hard it must be to adjust to a different life and culture. My mum is South African and I often forget how odd it must have been for her to get accustomed to life in the UK. Although these countries share a language there are such differences in the culture, something I've heard from other friends who've moved here from countries like the US or Australia.
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It becomes so much harder when you migrate from a country with a non-english background, especially when it comes to understanding language quirks or phrases! Lebara is a service provider that aims to help migrants settle into their new country by being able to connect with their old. They are continually launching new products including a place for migrants to connect, as well as an entertainment service to view content from home which are launching soon
Their ambition is to continue to care for the migrant community and they also support lots of 'giving back' projects under the Lebara Foundation. One of the co-founders Ratheesan Yoganathan sought refuge in the UK aged 15 from the Sri Lankan civil war. After he saw the devastation of the Asian Tsunami the foundation was set up to help raise housing health care and schooling for children effected by the disaster. You can find out more about the Lebara Foundation here.
Had you heard of Lebara?
This post is in association with Lebra
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