This #givingtuesday we are running a campaign called ‘Scotland is my home’.

To raise awareness of the work that Multi Cultural Family Base does in supporting young people and families that have settled in Edinburgh, we are highlighting the story of Abijah this #givingtuesday.

Abijah was 12 when she came to Scotland from North Africa in 2015 with her parents. It was a traumatic journey, her father suffered from PTSD and she was responsible for looking her younger siblings. She joined one of the therapeutic groups at Multi-Cultural Family Base, made friends and could talk about her worries and about her home country. Coming to the group made such a big difference to her life; we were able to help the family to secure accommodation and they began to settle in Edinburgh. We want to be able to help more people like Abijah, so please consider donating to us this #givingtuesday.