Meet Yalda and Hameed, students and Afghan refugees now living in Lithuania, as they guide us through a day at LCC University.
Yalda and Hameed are students at LCC International University in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Originally from Afghanistan, they were both awarded scholarships through the university’s Middle East Scholarship programme and had the opportunity to move to the Baltic state.
The scholarship provided an opportunity for the couple to continue their education – Hameed as a Business Administration student and Yalda as a student of English Language and Literature.
“Integration with such a diverse community is a valuable and lifelong lesson for any student over here,” Hameed explains and adds that, “I’m proud to be part of such a diverse community.”
Hameed shares that he hopes to one day reunite with his family, who he was separated from when they were forced to flee their home in Afghanistan in 2015. It is his and Yalda’s aspiration to one day be able to help re-build Afghanistan and contribute to a better future.