“I feel bored in the center where I live. There’s not much to do in the asylum center. I don’t have any real friends here – so I miss my friends in Syria. Sometimes I want to play with boys older than me, because the kids at my age are playing games which I find boring and trivial. I love watching basketball games, so someday I want to become a famous basketball player. Or be an engineer like my father. The teachers at the school find it difficult to spell my name, but that doesn’t bother me, or make me want to change it”.
– Bashir Al-Jazaery, 11 years old, from Syria.