Zahib, 18, from Herat, Afghanistan

I am waiting to get a chance to go to school here and learn German. I have to wait all day and can’t do much. Sometimes I go to a library and try to pick up some German on my own. But it is difficult and I can’t say much. I went to school for nine years but had to stop then because of the war. I fled from Afghanistan to Iran, then on to Turkey and Greece.

My parents are in another camp together with my two brothers so I don’t see them very often.

I love sports - especially boxing. I never did it, but I’d like to start here. I know that it hurts - still would like to try it.


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