I’m learning German and working as a janitor

Majdeddin Ahmed is a 31 year old man from Idib, Syria. He now lives in Germany.

I live a beautiful life in Europe. I’m from Syria. In 1998 I moved to Kuwait and in 2005 I moved back to Syria. I studied in a university to be an Arabic teacher, but because of the war, I couldn’t get a certificate. During the war I left to Lebanon and then Turkey and then Greece. And from there to Germany since 2015. Continue reading “I’m learning German and working as a janitor”

Dublin Core: Language: agt Subject: a million stories, germany, denmark, syria, idib, electro-mechanic, refugee

I’m not going back to Syria

Razan is a 33 year old woman. Razan is from Syria, but now living in Central Sweden.

I was a math teachers back home in Syrian and it was good life. Everything was ok. But women’s rights were a problem. I felt I had no rights as a woman.
But then I fled to Sweden during the war. It’s a good place for children and women. I like it there.

I work as a mathematics teacher for children aged between 13 and 15. I live in a small with maybe 500 people. Everyone is nice.
I’m staying long term in Sweden. I’m not going back to Syria.

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

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

There’s 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 “There’s peace here, and its quiet”

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

I like to cook food, especially sweet things

Zubaida abdo is 40 years old, from Mosul, Iraq
I came to Denmark in 2015. I go to school twice a week but I am ill from a head injury I got in Iraq. I got married when I was 15 years old. Our family fled together to Turkey when ISIS came and took control of our town. We stayed there for a year. Then we sailed with inflatable boats from Izmir in Turkey to Lesbos in Greece, and we reached Denmark in 2015. Continue reading “I like to cook food, especially sweet things”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, iraq, refugee, helsingør, mosul