Refugee Voice: becoming a president
I’m a refugee everywhere
Since I was six years old I wanted to be a president. My father recently asked me how I could become a president if I don’t even have a country. Officially, I don’t even have a nationality. I’m a refugee everywhere. I grew up as a Palestinian refugee in the Yarmouck district of Damascus. My family moved from Palestine to Syria in 1948. Syria is a good country as far as it gives refugees the right to study and work. But you can never take a high position in a company and you cannot hold a public post. I hope that in Germany it will be better. I need to fix my situation first though in order to be in the position to be helping others. If I do something good for me then I can serve Palestine better. I’ve started feeling more and more comfortable with the German language and I want to start looking for a job. I want to be a manager in a company and eventually have my own company. I want to work in the IT sector or sell stocks. After I stabilize my situation, I want to go back to Palestine and help my people with whatever I can.