Choosing to Dream | “I want to become a lawyer, defending the rights of women, refugees and immigrants”

Choosing to Dream | “I want to become a lawyer, defending the rights of women, refugees and immigrants”

Fawzia came to Greece from Afghanistan at the age of 17. Today, she is 19 years old and a mother of a 1.5-year-old girl. She is also a volunteer in Generation 2.0 RED, as a teacher’s assistant on the advanced class of the Greek language courses. Her dedication and inclination in learning languages helped her speak very good Greek in less than 2 years. Now, […]

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Choosing to Dream – “As pressure makes coal into diamonds, it also brings man to perfection!”

Choosing to Dream – “As pressure makes coal into diamonds, it also brings man to perfection!”

This is Yasser. He is only 20 years old, which makes him the youngest person of our column until now! He comes from Afghanistan and has been living in Greece for two years now. With a very discrete presence and the most polite nature, Yasser is the kind of person you don’t forget, for he is such a good and sweet young man. After this […]

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Choosing to Dream | “To learn and to evolve: there is the key to success!”

Choosing to Dream | “To learn and to evolve: there is the key to success!”

The Choosing to Dream column this time hosts Saeid, a 31-year-old man from Iran. He has been living in Greece for something like more than a year now, and he already speaks so good Greek that makes you wonder: How does one learn such a difficult language so quickly? Very polite and willing, Saeid gave us a meaningful interview that answers the previous question. When […]

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Choosing to dream – “I give all my force to this effort”

Choosing to dream – “I give all my force to this effort”

Our next interviewee is Henry Morris. He is 43 years old, from Nigeria and has been living in Greece for 13 years now. What to say about this guy? Full of energy, always smiling, more communicative than most of us, always up to something new and  willing to keep on going! Let’s hear it from him. “I am occasionally working at a pastry shop in […]

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Choosing to Dream | “Without speaking the language we can’t build any kind of relationship”

Choosing to Dream | “Without speaking the language we can’t build any kind of relationship”

Our third interviewee for the “Choosing to Dream”column is Foroozan Amiri. Foroozan is a young woman, only 25 years old, who comes from Afghanistan. She arrived in Greece last year and has been working as a cultural mediator for some time now. But how did she make this fresh start? We will let her speak for herself. “I am currently working with Save the Children […]

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Choosing to Dream | “We must never stop fighting!”

Choosing to Dream | “We must never stop fighting!”

Mr. Mahmoud is 63 years old and Bangladesh is his country of origin. He has been living in Greece for more than 20 years and he sets the example of a person who has not only faced efficiently the difficulties that came his way, but he also made good use of the opportunity he saw. Always with his backpack, after having handed out his CV […]

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Choosing to Dream | “Hard Work Never Fails!”

Choosing to Dream | “Hard Work Never Fails!”

We launch a series of narratives concerning individuals who made a fresh start in Greece. They share their story with us, along with the difficulties they had to face, but also the new opportunities they took advantage of. Our first interviewee is Mawhib, 34, from Eritrea. He has now been living for 9 months in Greece and has been granted the refugee status. “I work […]

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