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Teachers campaign for refugee Olayinka Olatunde

Issue No. 2366

Teachers in Rochdale NUT union and the refugee organisation Rapar have co-organised a fundraiser for a Nigerian asylum seeker in Rochdale on Sunday of this week. 

Olayinka Olatunde, 16, is fighting to stay in Britain alongside her mother Abiola and two brothers.

The family fled three years ago to stop her facing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). 

Abiola’s eldest daughter died after being forced to undergo FGM in 1992.

The Home Office turned down the family’s asylum claim last year. Olayinka took an overdose to avoid being returned. 

Money raised will help with legal costs as well as publicising the campaign and raising awareness about the issues relating to Olayinka’s case.

The fundraising event will include music, entertainment, refreshments, plus activities for children including a bouncy castle and face painting.

Fundraiser for Olayinke Sunday 18 August, 11am-4pm The Hub, 21 Whitehall St, Falinge, Rochdale OL12 OLN. rapar.org.uk/olayinka-and-her-family-must-stay-in-britain.html

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Tue 13 Aug 2013, 16:11 BST
Issue No. 2366
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