Shpresa Programme

Lives On Hold Our Stories Told is created by a group of young people who came to the UK as unaccompanied asylum seeking children and became part of the charity Shpresa. Shpresa is not the story of a professional, slick NGO – although Shpresa is both professional and slick – but the story of some impressive women (and it is almost exclusively down to women), struggling themselves with their new life in the UK, making their own way successfully and then being determined to use this experience to help fellow community members, including young unaccompanied asylum seeking children. 

Shpresa Programme (Shpresa) promotes the integration – with dignity – of the Albanian-speaking community in the UK, providing and facilitating education and training so that members and service users can live full and active roles within their communities.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Entries in previous Charity Film Awards