Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Heart of STAR 2019 - Pam Saengathit

In celebration of STAR’s 25th birthday, we took the time to reconnect and share the stories of the people who made it possible for STAR to be where it is today. These are The Hearts of STAR, these are the change-makers, who through the decades strived to positively impact the lives of refugees and create a welcoming society in the UK and we are proud to share their stories with you on this Refugee Week 2020.

Pam Saengathit

2019 – present
Volunteer at STAR office and member of LSESU STAR

How and why did you get involved in STAR?

I wanted to be a volunteer and learn more about activist stuff in the UK.

What impact did you see STAR have on your community:

a. At university
Not only home students gained more knowledge about refugees but also international students, as LSE campus has many students from abroad. Not only were they informed about how the UK responds to refugee crises, but they also took action and learnt how to be involved.

Locally, for the LSE STAR group, we launched a conservation club and coordinated between student volunteers and students from refugee backgrounds who want to improve their English.

What is your favourite thing about STAR?

STAR is more like a family to me in the UK. I feel close to every member both in the LSESU group and at the office.

What impact did STAR have on your life or on what you do now?

Before I got involved with STAR, I did not plan to become a student. STAR inspired me to pursue Higher Education. The team helped and supported me before and during my study. I am grateful for every team member and appreciated their help so much!

What message would you like to give the current STAR students?

For everyone who is doing STAR’s works, just know that we are fighting for humanity, for a better world. I am beyond proud of the work we have done.

An inspirational quote from the heart of STAR

We can do better – be the change!

Posted by STAR team on 17/06/2020 at 07:30 PM