The problem in Syria is that the information is restricted

Mohannad Ayoubi is 28 years old, a palestinian, but born in Damascus and I have lived there all of my life.

I came to Denmark on the 16th of February 2015. I used to work in IT-support in the Danish environmental protection agency in Aarhus. Before that I worked with IT development in Novicell. I stopped working there because I got accepted at the University in Aarhus, to study civil engineering, which I also studies in Damascus. Continue reading “The problem in Syria is that the information is restricted”

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

I have to think ahead, not only about the current situation

Mohammad Daoud, 36 years old, from Syria.

I live here in Malmö with my family. We came here to Sweden, to Malmö in 2014, but not directly from Syria. We came from United Arab Emirates. I lived there for 10 years before coming here to Sweden. Continue reading “I have to think ahead, not only about the current situation”

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I will be graduating next year

Malaka Kweider is 21 years old, and is from Damascus, Syria.

Before the war, I was in the 10th grade. Life was very beautiful, without any problems. Our life was very normal before the war. During the war, our life was very stressful. I was afraid of everything. There was no safe places. Even the short 7-minute walk to school was impossible for me to walk alone. Continue reading “I will be graduating next year”

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Only three of us passed the test, and I was one of them.

Yaseen, 19 years old, from Damascus, Syria.

I was studying in the 10th grade when the war broke out in Syria. My life was easy and comfortable. I had everything I wanted.

I came to Denmark in march 2015. It was difficult in the beginning, but it became easier with time. Continue reading “Only three of us passed the test, and I was one of them.”

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

I wish to continue my studies to become an electrician

Kussai Nema is 24 years old and came to Denmark from Damascus, Syria.

Before the war, I was studying and working. I was studying in high school, and working in a bar. I liked making ‘latte art’ on the cappuccinos. My life was acceptable before the war. I escaped from Syria in the beginning of the war, in 2013, because I feared for my life. Continue reading “I wish to continue my studies to become an electrician”

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I would like to continue my studies here and study to become a lawyer

Ola Almafalaani is a 23 year old woman from Daraa, Syria.

I’m living here with my uncle. It took me one year to go from Syria to Denmark. An agent helped me escape from Syria to Turkey where I had to walk 18 hours in the mountains. After that I took a bus to Istanbul where I stayed for 6 months. I tried to cross to Greece but kept on being caught by the Greek police. Continue reading “I would like to continue my studies here and study to become a lawyer”

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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