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Who we are
N orth West Migrants Forum was founded in February 2012 after it was identified by migrants specifically from the black minority ethnic background that there was a need for an advice and support service in the Derry city council area and its environments.
We are committed to promote equality of opportunity and equal protection for people of different ethnic backgrounds in Northern Ireland. Our main focus is working with vulnerable migrants specifically from non EU countries, black minority ethnic background, asylum seekers and refugees.
What we do
Advice and support service in the Derry city council area and its environments. North West Migrants forum has informally been supporting destitute individuals in need of health access, legal advice and practical support.
Our advice helps people resolve their problems with benefits, employment, housing, discrimination, and many more issues.
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How I was helped /Their Voices
- The Northwest Migrants Forum (NWMF) allocated a key worker for me that helped me to find a solicitor and introduced me to a youth club run every Tuesday, to help me make friends and feel as part of a community. Some of the friends I met in the youth club have continued to be my friends and even my best friend whom I am a godmother to her son.
- I came to the attention of the NWMF in 2011 when I was an unaccompanied minor at the age of fifteen. I was trafficked to the country for domestic servitude and locked in a house for five months. I escaped and I was taken to the police by stranger. At the time I was new to the country, had no family or friends and spoke very little English.
- Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.