Marco is an Ecuadorian refugee who has been living in London for around twenty years. For most of these twenty years, he has been working with and for refugees and migrants, supporting people from different countries, speaking different languages, and sharing with them something about the UK. This has included helping people into work and benefits, as well as responding to other issues such as education for children, adults and people in different conditions and situations. Before moving to UK Marco was a teacher in Ecuador, working in secondary schools and running a charity to help people living on the streets. As a refugee and migrant here in London, he has experienced some of the most difficult situations and barriers to being part of the wider UK community. Marco joined Refugee Cafe to help make Lewisham a sanctuary for Refugees, providing opportunities for jobs and education. He has multiple roles at the Cafe and is looking forward to learning new skills from people from other countries.