She added, "I have received my right to work now, but unfortunately it is restricted under a list which is known as shortage occupation list, so it is very difficult. And once some employers find out you are an asylum seeker, they withdraw their offer.
"Although my life is very restricted here due to my immigration status, I really feel at home in the UK. I have made a lot of friends, and my mother, father and sister are also at home here. We feel really good here because my mother and father have this relief and satisfaction in their heart that their daughters can plan their future regardless of their gender. They will not be discriminated because they are girls. My dad has been really, really supportive throughout my journey.
"We are desperate for news of our refugee claims and the waiting in limbo is so frustrating. Our eyes have been on the postbox for the last three years whenever the postman is in the area.
"I really feel that this is now my home and the place where I think about our future in a community. I feel a sense of optimism that I'm here permanently because of the current significant humanitarian crisis that is happening in Afghanistan. We have nowhere to go. And I really hope I can use my education and experiences in the future to help others like me, particularly vulnerable women and girls," Tamana added.
UEL offers free courses for asylum seekers and refugees. There are opportunities to start studying in January.