Setareh

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5,789 kmfrom home
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"I first started drawing when we got to Greece. I want to go to an open camp and draw buildings."
Setareh
Current Country: 
Hungary
Country of Origin: 
Afghanistan

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"I am from Afghanistan, but I grew up in Iran. The journey to come to Hungary was difficult. We hiked in the mountains for almost 18 hours over two nights. There was a lot of snow. Our smugglers told us to walk in the jungle at night. We would start at 5 PM and walk until 2-3 in the morning.

What I miss most is when I was in school. I was able to learn and meet friends. It was a great time for me. I think education is freedom. All boys and girls have a right to education. Most girls in my hometown in Afghanistan only go to school till the age of 15. After that they’re married off. I’m 15. I’m afraid to go back there because of that. 

Drawing is therapeutic for me. I first started drawing when we got to Greece. I want to go to an open camp and draw buildings, but ultimately I hope to become a civil engineer and build things. "

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