This is my story


Mayada Salem is 15 years old and from Syria.

I have seven sisters. My life was good because I lived in my own country, and I had relatives. I could find somebody to visit. My father travelled (fled from Syria), and made family reunification. I came here by plane, because my father could bring my mother and my sisters. But there was a mistake in the papers. Because of that, there are still two of my sisters in Damascus. Now they are above 18 years old, and cannot make family reunification, because of that. And there is a big problem between my mother and my father about the situation with my two sisters in Damascus, because they are in danger.

There is a big problem between my father and my mother. I ask them, they must do something about saving the life of the other kids. My mother has left our home, because she feels bad psychologically, because she is crying about her two kids. She is now divorced from my father, and lives in a crisis centre. But now I have heard that she is living in a house. Me and my sisters are living with my father.

This situation is affecting me psychologically, so I don’t attend school. Every day I am absent, absent, absent. I am unable to speak Danish, and unable to learn anything because my mother is out of the house. I live with my father.

All of my life has changed for the worse. It is like a terrible life. I can’t accept it.

After I have known Joudi from the school, and Manal (a friend and her mother), they have become like a new family for me. I am very happy that I have found another family, so now I have started to school again because Joudi encouraged me to go to school so I can learn Danish.

This is my story.

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, child, refugee, denmark, syria