Bharti Dhir - faced many challenges in her childhood that could have broken her.
As a baby, she was abandoned at a roadside in the Ugandan heat, and miraculously found by a passer by. By divine guidance, Bharti into their Punjabi-Sikh family. Despite experiencing sexism and racism as an Asian-African girl, and developing an incurable skin condition, Bharti found hope through the fear and prejudice.
Then, in 1972 when Ildi Amin expelled Asians from Uganda, Bharti's family were forced to flee to the UK. She remembers the horrific moment when her adoptive mother was ordered, at gunpoint, to abandon Bharti because of the colour of her skin. With incredible courage, she refused, risking their lives to protect Bharti as her own.
Throughout her struggles, Bharti remained faith in a divine power within all of us that gives us strength, protects us and loves us unconditionally. Years later, now a social worker specialising in child protection, Bharti lives in the UK with a daughter of her own and has found her true purpose and sense of self-worth.