Mohammad has a very special skill

Mohammad Bader al Deen Al Mozeek is 50 years old, from Damascus, Syria.

I came to Denmark in august 2015, with my oldest daughter. I have 5 girls and a boy. We lived in Sønderborg for 8 months, and then we moved to Hillerød. I came from the old Town of Damascus. Damascus is a beautiful city, we have an old river that is about 10000 years old. I had my own company, but got a job in Saudi Arabia, as a projectleader. Continue reading “Mohammad has a very special skill”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, family reunification, denmark, syria, saudi arabia, music, hillerød, sønderborg, damascus

Denmark is also nice, but Syria is my home

Mawlouda Mohamad, 42 year old woman, Aleppo, Syria

I was employed in the government in Syria. I came to Denmark in 2016, with my two little girls because of family reunification. My husband came to Denmark in 2010.

I was the favorite of among all my siblings. We were seven children, and my father loved me very much. My parents are from Afrin but I was born in Aleppo. I studied at the institute of trade and commerce. Before I finished my education I found a job, working for the government. I was very happy with that job. I was at a very good level en society because of my education and job. Everybody respected me. Continue reading “Denmark is also nice, but Syria is my home”

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

I would like a job where I can use my education and use my skills

Tamman alkurdi is from Syria

I left Syria on april 22nd 2014 and arrived in Denmark on may 25th. In Syria I was a journalist on Damascus radio, where I was in charge of two programs. One of the programs had a main focus on social topics and was for young adults. I have also educated young adults in journalism.
I have a .cand in Arabic literature and culture. In Denmark this education is approved as a bachelor degree. In Denmark I can not find a job as a journalist but I had to go through internships via jobcenter. Continue reading “I would like a job where I can use my education and use my skills”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, journalism, university, syria, denmark, education, aarhus, nyborg, internship

There are SO many Danish people who helped us

Mohamad Alkhoraki is 27 years old, from Damascus, Syria

I came to Denmark in 2014 with my younger brother who just turned 24. In Syria I worked as a hairdresser, and I had a salon of my own since I was 15 years old. Right now I am finishing an education to become a hairdresser by profession, and I have an intership at Sthur. In November 2018 I will become a hairdresser! It only takes me two years because I have training from Syria. Continue reading “There are SO many Danish people who helped us”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, family reunification, hairdresser, hairstylist, denmark, syria, frederikshavn, københavn, copenhagen

Theres peace here, and its quiet

Fathieh Fares is 17 years old, from Damascus, Syria
I came to Denmark in 2015. In Syria I went to school, 9th grade. I lived a normal life before the war. I went to school, had family. Every year during vacation we went to Tartus by the sea. That is a very nice place. I was 11 years old when the war started. Continue reading “Theres peace here, and its quiet”

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

When my daughter was five days old, they destroyed my house

Asmaa Omar is 31 years old, palestinean from Syria.
My father is from Palestine, and I am from Ghouta. I came to Denmark in 2014. I finished university and worked as a Arabic teacher. When I was 23 years old I got married. I was getting ready to take my masters degree. I wanted to write about the impact of religion on civilization. But, I couldn’t write it, since the war started. I was in an explotion and couldn’t use my head for a year. Continue reading “When my daughter was five days old, they destroyed my house”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, refugee, family reunification, palestine

I can go to school in Denmark and have to live my life while waiting, but I cant focus on school

Alaa Kaadan is 30 years old, from Damascus, Syria
I was a cosmetologist and came to Denmark in 2014. Here in Denmark I just finished 9th grade. After Christmas vacation I will start 10th grade, and I also work at a local restaurant in town.
My life in Syria before the war was very good. I have two sons and a beautiful house. The last time I saw my children they were 5 and 8 years old. Now they are 8 and 11 years old. When the war started the whole area was destroyed by rockets, and I moved to my mothers house with my two boys. Continue reading “I can go to school in Denmark and have to live my life while waiting, but I cant focus on school”

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

We didn’t think the war would last

Mohamad Ayham kandan is 33 years old form Damascus, Syria.

I came to Denmark in 2014. In Syria I was a painter and lived there with my wife and baby daughter. Here I just finished language school and I work as a busdriver. Before the war I lived a very happy life. When the war just began our lives changed and became stressful. We didn’t think the war would last, we thought the war would be over soon. The war started in 2011, and I was still working. In 2012, there was no work for me anymore. The building where I worked was destroyed. Continue reading “We didn’t think the war would last”

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

I am very proud that I am starting my own business

Ahmad al Mahamed is a 30 year old man, from Daraa, Syria.

In Syria I was a coffee manufacturer, and I came to Denmark in 2014. I go to language school and I also work at a supermarket in Ringe on Fyn. I live here with my wife and three children. My children are very happy here in Denmark, and have learned Danish very fast. My parents are still in Syria, and my brothers and sisters are in Jordan. The war separated us. Continue reading “I am very proud that I am starting my own business”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, coffee, daraa, syria, refugee, family reunification

“I was so scared”

My name is Wasim. I come from Damascus in Syria and am 31 years old. I am a theater actor and worked as assistant director in Syria and directed several short films. I lived well in Syria and will never forget the country I grew up in.

Continue reading ““I was so scared””

Dublin Core: Language: swe Subject: asylum, refugees, A Million Stories, Sweden