Joaquin (left): “I met Mohamed a few days ago. I educate refugees on Dutch culture. Instead of starting my previous class with all the do’s and don’ts of this country I asked everyone about their profession. I wanted to amplify the fact that everyone’s identity is much broader than being a refugee. When it was Mohamed’s turn he told us that he used to be a part of the National Syrian Gymnastic team. After the class I contacted one of my friend’s who owns a gym and told him about Mohamed. He immediately suggested Mohamed would come over and train at his club. Mohamed now has free access to his gym so he can stay in shape. I hope one day Mohamed will be part of the Dutch national team.”

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