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Human interest stories

More than employment – building a new life and a better society

More than employment – building a new life and a better society

Picture this: you have left everything behind. You are fleeing your home, and the only certainty is that you are escaping conflict and persecution, looking for a safe haven. For many of us, it is for sure difficult to even conceive this kind of situation. Refugees are...

Delicacy Monday – Food, Dance and Safe place – for Everyone

Delicacy Monday – Food, Dance and Safe place – for Everyone

May, warm yet pleasant weather. Pots full of food – chopped, fried, cooked and stirred with love by the students from the Hospitality and Tourism School and young refugees from Iraq and Burundi, Karoh and Lorraine, are being served into the KC Grad on the Sava...

Goodwill ambassador MIYAVI visits Serbia

Goodwill ambassador MIYAVI visits Serbia

By: Mirjana Milenkovski, Belgrade, Serbia “I know you! I saw you in Lebanon!!” exclaimed a little Syrian refugee boy who arrived in Serbia a couple of months ago with his parents and siblings. As life has a way of arranging it, MIYAVI and given a concert in a refugee...

Yonas Kinde promulgates refugee power at the Belgrade Marathon

Yonas Kinde promulgates refugee power at the Belgrade Marathon

By Dragan Vukotic Running has always had a special place in the life of Yonas Kinde, Olympic marathoner and a former refugee. It had helped him to be always on time for school during his childhood years in Ethiopia and has been helping him ever since not to be late...

Welcome to My Country

Welcome to My Country

Refugees in the eyes of secondary school students in Serbia “I look into the eyes of this tiny refugee boy who does not understand what I am saying. I am afraid they will never feel safety and warmth of a home. But they have seen the horrors beyond my imagination.. I...

The Biggest Step So Far, Towards Their Future

The Biggest Step So Far, Towards Their Future

This October, Kathia, Sebtimio, Sami and Reza will enter the classrooms of faculties in Belgrade, on a pursuit of their dreams. A big step in anyone’s lifetime, for them it is at least one size bigger – coming after many actual steps they made on their way to finding...

Language classes help young refugees in Serbia integrate more easily

Language classes help young refugees in Serbia integrate more easily

Considering that studying a language is inseparable from learning about the culture of the host country, conversation classes are sometimes organized outside the classroom For Firash, 17, and Asadi, 18, who fled Afghanistan more than a year ago, learning Serbian is...