Awet Mohamed Ali
Actor, Eritrea (Tigrinya)
Awet approached his Key Worker Kate in 2015 to say that he thought he had a big story to tell that English people should hear. A few months later, Phosphoros Theatre began in the living room of the Supported Housing Project he lived in. Awet’s own story of coming to the UK featured heavily in Dear Home Office, and he also spoke about his experiences in media interviews including BBC Scotland, Janice Forsyth Radio, Times Scotland, Child Migrant Stories, London Live and more. In 2017 he joined other members of Phosphoros at the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health’s Child Refugee conference, where he spoke about mental health and the experience of Unaccompanied Minors. He has also shared traditional Eritrean stories at the Southbank Centre’s Imagine festival in 2017. Awet wants to work in the field of psychology in the future, and has studied Health and Social Care at college, undertaken work experience with Afghan Association Paiwand’s Advocacy department and attended Mental Health First Aid training. He now lives on his own and attends college.