The original idea for this comic came from young migrants that Penificent had the pleasure of speaking to recently via Barnardo’s programme Triangle, a support network set up for youths and parents across the UK. As a group, we wanted to create a book for young people who have gone through a similar experience of leaving their home country to seek refuge. It is our way of letting them know that they are not alone.
The Hopeful Journey Of Patience is an inspirational story that follows a young hero blessed with magical powers and big dreams. After Patience and his best friend Saida flee the sanctuary of their home, which became too dangerous for them to stay in, they embark on a quest for safety on new shores. Join them as they travel across land and sea, helping out new friends and learning a lot about themselves.
As a supportive professional reading through this with a young person adapting to new surroundings, we hope it can provide comfort and optimism for the future.