A message from Director Fidelis Chebe
2022! What a hectic year that was! For many of us, our resilience and commitment were tested as we navigated the many challenges, changes and uncertainty that confronted us.
As we adapted to these ‘environments’, it is very likely that some our plans for 2022 did not materialise as expected nor our hopes actualise as anticipated. Therefore, it is likely that many of us feel exhausted, underwhelmed, and unfulfilled – looking forward to a break, a time to rest, if we can, to rethink and re-energise in preparation for the year ahead.
For many of us too, in 2022, we encountered and experienced new opportunities for re-imagining our futures in terms of who we are, how we are living, working, and relating to other people and our environment. Therefore, looking to consolidate and expand these transformative opportunities in 2023.
At Migrant Action, our work was characterised by significant local, national, and global challenges and opportunities that deepened our resilience for migration justice and hope for social change. As an organisation, we stood and continue to stand firmly alongside vulnerable migrants supporting them to navigate and overcome the impact of the hostile migration environment and wider systemic challenges. Our direct support and advocacy continue make a positive difference in the lives of migrants whilst contributing towards systemic and social change.
Despite the steep challenges we faced, we have been greatly encouraged and inspired by the outcomes achieved for our clients, the authentic collaboration with our partners as well as the depth of relationships with our funders, volunteers, and supporters of Migrant Action. We have also been motivated by the passion for transformational change by individuals, organisations and movements resisting racial and social injustice in pursuit of a fair, humane, and just society.
As such, Migrant Action’s purpose, resolve and commitment to empower migrants, transform lives and influence transformational social change is emboldened. Working together, we are look forward to 2023 with courage, centring people, hope and joy at the heart of our resistance.
With gratitude and appreciation, Migrant Actions extends a heart-felt thank you to you all, as we anticipate a positive year ahead co-working for migrant justice and social change.
My very best wishes to you and yours as we enter 2023,