Lucky Khambule is an activist and human rights campaigner based in Dublin.
Lucky is an inspiring and tireless voice for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland.
He is also a representative for MASI (Movement for Asylum Seekers in Ireland) and a strong campaigner to bring an end to the system of Direct Provision.
For the ones who are not familiar with what Direct Provision here is a little synopsis greatly put together by the lovely folks from RAMSI (Refugee and Migrant Solidarity Ireland):
What is Direct Provision?
People seeking refuge (asylum) in Ireland are placed in Direct Provision (DP) until the state decides whether they should receive refugee status or not. Many people have been stuck in DP for up to 10 years (more in some cases). They cannot work. Adults and children are given €21.60 per week. They often have no cooking facilities. It is common for one family to live in one room. Many DP centers are far from towns and villages. Institutionalised living makes it incredibly hard for people to create purpose and meaning in their lives and to integrate in a newly found society.