- Tesfay, a young asylum seeker, has graduated with a first-class honour from the South Bank University in London, UK
- Determined Tesfay arrived in the UK after he moved from the Calais Jungle, a former refugee encampment in France
- The Worldwide Tribe, a non-profit organisation shared Tesfay's inspirational story
With relentless determination, a young asylum seeker identified simply as Tesfay, who fled to England to seek greener pastures has graduated with a first-class degree from the South Bank University.
Tesfay had moved from the Calais Jungle, a refugee and migrant encampment in the vicinity of Calais, France to the UK carrying along hope in search of a better life in the UK.
He arrived in a lorry with only his clothes on his back seeking accommodation in Bolton.
Tesfey’s exceptional story has been accentuated by The Worldwide Tribe, a non-profit organisation that witnessed the resilient young man’s journey from the refugee camp to earning a degree with first-class honours.
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The Worldwide Tribe partly wrote on Facebook: ''This is Tesfay. We met in the Calais Jungle in 2015. In the photo on the left he had just arrived to the camp and didn’t even have a jacket, let alone a tent. We gave him one and helped him set it up, then visited him regularly in the months that followed.
I will never forget the day he made it to England. He came inside a lorry with only the clothes on his back. We went to visit him in his asylum-seeking accommodation in Bolton. It was a bloody long drive but I was so excited the whole way..."
They spoke of how he managed on a miserly £5 daily stipend and had to even save up from the little had.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Anita Osariemen Omonuwa is one of those people who are making it big in the academia as she has had three first class distinctions from the University of Reading, UK (LLB), University of Birmingham, UK (LLM), and the Nigerian Law School (BL).
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