Zarlasht Halaimzai



Zarlasht is a former refugee herself – when she was 11 years old, her family had to flee a terrible civil war in Kabul because their lives were in danger. They made a similar journey to refugees now, crossing Europe for 4 years.  Zarlasht works as an Education and Psychosocial Support Advisor to support people who face huge and difficult challenges in situations that are out of their control. She has worked in the UK supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds to increase their access to learning, and in the past 4 years she has worked in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Syrian border in Turkey.