The Lightless Sky Book – Gulwali Passarlay – Supporting Refugee Counselling with #NeverLoseHope Campaign


The Boy (now Man) Behind The Book

Gulwali Passarlay was a refugee as a 12 year old boy after conflict in Afghanistan killed his father. He spent over a year travelling through the Middle-East & Europe through a network of human traffickers, facing death several times. Once in England his journey wasn’t over, if anything it was even harder mentally and emotionally.

Gulwali went on to graduate from a prominent university and now as a man has been a huge advocate for the refugees crisis doing talks all around the world.

Personalised Signed Copy

You’ll received a signed copy hardback book along with a personalised message for you, or for the person you giving this to as a gift.

Funding Mental Health Counselling for Refugees – #NeverLoseHope Campaign

Purchasing this book will fund the #NeverLoseHope Campaign and Gulwali to deliver support sessions to refugees who are struggling to deal with the challenges they go through, struggling to deal with the mental and emotional challenges due to the harrowing experiences they’ve gone through.

  1. £25 – Personalised Signed Copy of the book, and provide 1 support session to a refugee.
  2. £50 – Personalised signed copy of the book, 2 support sessions for refugees and eBook on How to Start a Charity/Non-profit.
  3. £75 – Personalised signed copy of the book, 3 support sessions for refugees, eBook on How to Start a Charity/Non-profit, along with a life/career/organisational coaching/mentoring session for you or someone of your choice.
  4. £200 – Personalised sign copy of the book, 5 support sessions for refugees, eBook on How to Start a Charity/Non-profit, a life/career/organisational coaching/mentoring session for you, along with a place on the ‘How to Become an Influential Changemaker’ Introductory Course.


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Book Synopsis

Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of twelve, after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US Army. Smuggled into Iran, Gulwali embarked upon a twelve-month odyssey across Europe, spending time in prisons, suffering hunger cruelty and violence. He endured a terrifying, life-threatening journey across the Mediterranean in a tiny boat, and spent a desolate month in the camp at Calais. Somehow he survived and made it to Britain, no longer an innocent child but still a young boy alone.

Here in Britain he was fostered, sent to a good school, worked hard and won a place at a top university. Gulwali was chosen to carry the Olympic torch in 2012. He wants to tell his story – to bring to life the plight of the thousands of men, women and children who are making this perilous journey every day. Many die along the way, some are sent back to face imprisonment and possible death, some survive and make it here, to a country which offers them the chance of a life of freedom and opportunity. One boy’s experience is the central story of our times. This memoir celebrates the triumph of courage and determination over adversity.


#NeverLoseHope Campaign

Our goal is to raise £10,000 by the end of 2021 to deliver 500 support sessions to refugees.

Mental Health is a massive issue not just for the everyday person, but even more so for refugees who’ve gone through immensely challenging experiences. Rebuilding their lives is not just a matter of getting to a new country, of seeking asylum, of find a home, getting a job, building a new life, learning a new language and culture, fleeing war, having lived through circumstances we wouldn’t wish upon anyone.

The #NeverLoseHope Campaign is about building awareness, support and resources to provide mental and emotional support to refugees from around the world to help them rebuild their lives. Please show your support.


eBook – How to Start a Charity/Nonprofit Organisation

Many people who see many of the social, environmental and humanitarian challenges we see around us aspire to one day start an organisation, charity, nonprofit, or social enterprise to do something about it. Many people too would love to, but feel daunted by the prospect because they don’t know how, or feel they don’t have enough of the support, people, resources of funding to do so.

This eBook walks you through the 7 fundamental phases any organisation and it’s founder must go through in order to prepare, launch and grow an organisation devoted to making a meaningful impact in the world. For more about this eBook click here.


Online Course – How to Become an Influential Changemaker

Whether you’ll looking to advance in a career in the 3rd sector, aspiring to build your own nonprofit/charity one day, or perhaps are responsible in running one, there is a serious need in being able to enhance individuals’ and organisations’ ability to make a far bigger impact. Why? It is evident because when you look at the scale of the issues we face current charities etc are barely scratching the surface of the issue despite their best efforts.

This online course addresses the lack of the professional and personal mindsets and skillsets which are rife throughout the sector. It is divided into 4 parts:

  1. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT – Enhancing positive and productivity habits, self-discipline, time management, vision, motivation and overcoming limiting habits.
  2. PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT – Learning the fundamentals of leadership and building a strong, close-knit community.
  3. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT – Understanding the essential basics of preparing for and planning any project along with learning the basics of how an organisation ought operate in order to maximise the impact of the project.
  4. PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES – You will always encounter problems, either with a project or with people on the project. This part shares strategies for addressing the problems you will encounter.

Every course participant gets a Supporter, a real person there to guide them every step of the way to ensure they get the most out of it. To learn more about the online course click here.


Book Postage and packaging costs are included in each package.

Additional information

Package Variations

£25 – Book, 1 Refugee Counselling Session, £50 – Book, 2 Refugee Counselling Sessions & eBook, £75 – Book, 3 Refugee Counselling Sessions, eBook and Mentoring Session for you, £200 – Book, 5 Refugee Counselling Sessions, eBook, Mentoring Session for you & 'How to Become an Influential Changemaker' online course


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