Kurdish children growing up in London are able to learn their mother language in a school in the heart of the British capital.
“This school is very nice and when I grow up I will go back to Kurdistan. I am learning a lot here,” said student Darin Karzan Kakarash.
The school, named Kobane in solidarity with the northern Syrian Kurdish city, was opened in 2015. Teachers are volunteers and students pay a nominal fee. Students range in age from four to 16 years old.
Courses in mathematics, art, drawing, sports, and Kurdish writing and grammar are all offered by the school. Parents can also study computing and knitting.