I got the idea to organize a football team at the asylum centre

Boy, 17 years old, West Kurdistan (Iran).

I arrived in Denmark in 2015 with my parents and my siblings. We arrived on the train from Germany and we had tickets for the central train station in Copenhagen, but close to the border the police entered the train and took us out and asked where we wanted to seek for residence permit and we all said: “Denmark”. After that we were brought to the police station and on the same day we were taken by bus to Sandholmlejren, where we stayed for half a day, and after that we spent more than 1 year in different refugee centres. Continue reading “I got the idea to organize a football team at the asylum centre”

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Hope for the future

Girl, 14 years old, from West Kurdistan, (Iran).

I arrived in Denmark in late 2015 with my family, and before we ended up in Copenhagen, in the temporary housing where we are living now, we spent almost a year on several asylum centres. However, it was in Copenhagen that I started playing football and it was in November last year, and for me my team is just the best team in the world. Football is about teamwork: I have a lot of fun when I play, I get to improve my language, I have made a lot of friends with different backgrounds and it is a good way to become an integrated part of the Danish society. Continue reading “Hope for the future”

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Football is life

Girl, 11 years old, from West Kurdistan, (Iran)

I have been in Denmark since late 2015. First I was sent together with my parents and siblings to an asylum centre in the southern part of the country, and after that to the northern part of the country to Gilleleje, which was a really good place; there was a great beach, where I would go in the summer. At that point I was not getting interested in football yet, so I spent a lot of my time looking at my ipad and bicycling with my sister, brother and father. During this period I got a lot of friends at the language school. Continue reading “Football is life”

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We fled over the mountains by foot

Man, 39 years old, West Kurdistan (Iran)

As a result of the political situation in Iran, I decided to flee with my wife and children: We fled over the mountains by foot and it took us around 10 hours to reach Turkey where we went in bus to Izmir, which took us another 30 hours. And from Izmir we got out on the sea in a rubber dinghy that was 6 metres long and we were in total 40 persons on the boat.    Continue reading “We fled over the mountains by foot”

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Karin, my Danish aunt

Girl, 15 years old, Kurd, Syria

I arrived in Denmark with my family in 2016. I came with my parents and 6 siblings and first we went to live as refugees in a small house that was located in a place called Nykøbing Mors. And after having lived there for some months, we moved to Copenhagen to another temporary housing, where we were sharing facilities such as kitchen and shower with a group of other refugees. It was also in this housing that I met Karin, whom I now consider to be my ”Danish aunt”, and she is not only an aunt to me, but to my entire family. Karin first came to visit us and then we went to see her and to have some food in her apartment.  Continue reading “Karin, my Danish aunt”

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I go to school every day together with my sister

Girl, 14 years old, Kurd, Syria.

I came to Denmark in early 2016 with my parents and my sisters and brothers, and first we lived in the countryside in our own house. It was a very nice house, because it was nice and peaceful as I did not have to share my kitchen with anybody else except my family. But then we moved to Copenhagen to another temporary housing with shared facilities and a lot of other refugees around, and it was just very different from what we had been used to. Continue reading “I go to school every day together with my sister”

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One of my biggest dreams it to be really good at football

Boy, 9 years old, Kurd, Syria.

I have been in Denmark since early 2016, and until my family and I got our own apartment in Copenhagen we lived in several refugee centres, where I made good friends with whom I would play games like tag and hide-and-seek. It would be just like the games we played in Syria. Continue reading “One of my biggest dreams it to be really good at football”

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Adam is a successful business owner

Adam Beauty is 30 years old, Kurdish from Qamishly.

I have been here in Denmark for five years. Before that I was in Syria, and I was very successful at school. I studied economy at Aleppo university, and then I travelled to Dubai and Qatar, where I worked in fashion. After that I went back to Syria, but the war started, so I escaped to Europe, to Denmark. I reached Denmark in 2012. Continue reading “Adam is a successful business owner”

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