“In Syria I worked as an electrician. Really, women do this too! Even in my country.”
“In Syria I worked as an electrician. Really, women do this too! Even in my country. My daughters want to do something completely different. My eldest daughter wants to become a fashion designer. She practices a lot. She makes clothes for dolls, to give to others, from fabric that she has been given. My youngest daughter loves to paint and writes poems just like Ido. She told me on Skype that she now wants to become a pediatrician. Because children need help, especially in times of war.
My asylum procedure will start soon. Finally. And if I get my residence permit I hope to get my 12-year old and 14-year old daughters over here as soon as possible. By plane. And put them directly into school. I am experiencing a lot of stress because of the whole situation. All of a sudden I started losing my hair. But I kind of like it this way as well. I dream of going back to school, just like my kids, so I can get a good job. Yes, still as an electrician.”
Khozama Aljundi (46) from Tartus, Syria