“Growing up in South Africa allowed for a unique upbringing where I was exposed to various cultures and situations. Poverty and injustice was rife as well as violent crime- which ultimately led to my parents deciding to immigrate. I found it challenging to adapt to my new country, despite speaking the same language, travelling by safe and legal aeroplane and having confirmed safe accommodation with family friends- the emotional turmoil was immense. If I was privileged enough to leave my home country, safely and securely and struggled so much, how would people who experienced more trauma than I had, survived an unimaginable journey feel?”

Alex completed a BA Hons degree in Criminology and plans to pursue a Masters degree at the University of Malta in European politics, economics and law to further help society. Alex has experience volunteering with a small NGO focussed on assisting migrant women specifically, running the social media page and assisting with editing documents.