Mosul bombs survivor's library talk

Students awarded certificates by Westminster Adult Education Service

Friday, 10th February 2017 — By Alina Polianskaya

Amsaa's flight from the Mosul bombs

Amsaa with Lord Mayor Steve Summers in the library

A WOMAN taking part in a library course has recalled how she would run home afraid of the sound of bombing as a child in Mosul, Iraq.

Amsaa, who came to London last year because of the war, was sharing her story as part of a 10-week Westminster Adult Education Service course, A World in A Suitcase, in Lisson Grove.

Students received certificates for completing the project and an exhibition has been set with a slideshow, audio recordings and photographs of the group sessions.

Amsaa said: “I was studying interior design but I had to leave my studies and my country because of the war. I hope to be able to speak English well and resume my studies here in London. This project really helped me regain my confidence, reignited my passion in education and has put me on the right path for improving my language skills.”

The Lord Mayor of Westminster Steve Summers, a former student at the centre, handed out the certificates and praised the students for their hard work. The exhibition is on until February 24.

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