The story which I am going to represent here is a reflection of real life of a Bangladeshi immigrant. His name is Mizanoor Rahman. He is a Bangladesh national 40 years old, living in UK for ten years now. He worked in WFP assisted Food for education program implemented by RDRSBANGLADESH, has MSc (physics) and came to UK for his higher study purpose. He enrolled in strategic management and leadership level 7 at OCL UK. Unfortunately, his college was revoked by UKVI and he could not achieve his degree and Home Office hold his passport and provide a UKVI verified copy of his passport and told him to provide another valid CAS (confirmation of acceptance of study).
It is noted that his earlier Home Office approved Pearson Test of English Academic score was cancelled by Home Office. He wrote to inform the IELTS team to give him an IELTS examination date and time. IELTS body replied he cannot sit for English language testing system without an original passport. As a result, he couldn’t provide valid CAS. He got right to appeal but no study, no right to work all divert him towards gambling addiction. He could not attain face to face appeal in court just lodge a paper-based appeal due to his mental health illness. His appeal was dismissed without his presence and no win. Home Office sent him to Beckett House reporting centre to report twice a month. He began to start reporting and it put him more down and depressed; later he stopped reporting and give them a notice. The home office granted his fee waive application also sent him a train ticket to submit his relevant documents and biometric.
Due to the covid19 pandemic unfortunately Home Office cancelled his biometric appointment. After that, he lodged NRPF application but was not accepted, as he had no visa. After five years compulsive gambler he attained group sessions and one to one counselling from Gam Care, CBT & post CBT through National Problem Gambling Health Clinic, GA meeting, Talking therapies, taking antidepressants prescribed by a consultant psychiatrist, attaining various mental health development online workshops from CNWL, Recovery& Wellbeing college UK.
Now he is addiction free last 2.5 years and fully dedicated himself in volunteering for UK government. To serve in volunteering sector, he has been involved with a lot of charity organisations which is appreciated. He is doing Covid19 pandemic volunteering with tower Hamlets volunteer centre, Darul Ummah Hub Food Bank, High street volunteer, PPE distribution help out to open the local business, Urgent: school Holy day hunger project, Bonny Down Community Association Food Bank, Enlighten the Children UK. To manage his living he was a frequent visitor to Cafe of Hope Jubilee Church Ilford where he enjoyed free hot meal and prayer with other homeless people. He got support from his local mosque and few of his social networks, also from British Red Cross. He also did Red Bridge, East ham, Manor park resilience workshop, organised by British Red Cross. Moreover, he is a tower hamlets GP Care group covid19 vaccination marshalling volunteer also a British Red Cross CVSV (Community Vaccination support volunteer) to provide emotional support, often as an entrepreneur, ensure hygiene to reduce pressure for mainstream of NHS to continue world largest vaccination program. In both cases needs, he tries his best to contribute his skills of communication and remain calm under pressure. With all these activities he got a new opportunity to meet some new friends, which helped him to build up his broken dreams. Now Mr. Rahman started to dream again and is looking forward to the new light of hope.