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Multicultural playgroup in Sandholm

Anna Momsen and her child come to Sandholm every second Thursday and play with the families.
Anna Momsen and her child come to Sandholm every second Thursday and play with the families.
Anna Momsen hopes that she and her child can help refugees in Sandholm to forget about the problems for a couple of hours and just play with the kids.

By: Eden

Every second Thursday Danish volunteers come to Sandholm and play with children and their mothers. Anna Momsen is one of four volunteers. I asked some questions for Anna Momsen:

Why did you choose to spend a time with mothers and children?
“Because we know that camp life is hard. We like to encouraged women to share our idea even we bring our babies to play together with other kids. We would like to see them forget problems even for just two hours”

The playground is a possibility to forget about war and asylum, and just have fun with your family.
The playground is a possibility to forget about war and asylum, and just have fun with your family.
Do you wish for asylum for all of them?
“We don’t give any hope for anyone’s case. But we would like to give a better life in the camp and the kids to be happy.”

How do you see the mother and the children when you are with them?
They are very happy and smile. We talk with them about about their case and about the country where they come from. I can see they are happy with the time we spend together.”

What did you tell from your knowledge about asylum seekers for other Danish peoples?
“Well, many Danes just know about asylum seekers from the media. That is why they have a negative idea. But I tell everyone, that the all asylum seekers I meet are good and their dream is to get educated, work and integrated. That is the kind of asylum seekers I know.”

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