Hello my name is Musa Nela. I come from Albania. I’m currently studying Law with Business at The University of Law in Birmingham. I’m in my 3rd year. At first what made me interested in this campaign was my own journey of claiming asylum and the fact I went through these difficulties.
I have been able to get through the asylum process and I managed to survive. But, I know that not all young people made it through. I have known of young people that have committed suicide because of the pressure and they couldn’t handle the refusal. More importantly the fear of deportation and the fear of going back to their country. I know there is much that we can do to help children and young people. I don’t want someone that comes at the age of 17 alone in this country to go through what I have gone through. If I had the option to do everything again, I know I couldn’t do it.
I’m campaigning for the thousands of children and young people who doesn’t just need a legal guardian but they must have a legal guardian. I’m championing this campaign so that other children and young people doesn’t have to go through the difficulties I went through because I didn’t have a legal Guardian.
Musa has been selected as a finalist in the Change the World Fund, aiming to give students the opportunity to bring real change on key issues around the world. You can read about his idea here.