Visit to a refugee home

During our week long Erasmus kick-off project twelve students in the eleventh class made first contact with the refugee home in walking distance from our school.
We were able to view a home, talk to Frau Maas- the social worker at the home- and most important, but also unsettling, speak to two refugee women living there. One woman was a journalist who fled Afghanistan because of political persecution. The other woman came from Eritrea and had spent 3 years on the run before settling in Germany. She had met and lost her husband during this time.
We were very thankful and touched that these women shared their very personal stories with us. Their courage was truly inspirational.

Willy-Brandt-Gesamtschule Kerpen/ November 2017