Nour had to leave Syria because of the never-ending war. With her husband and her little son she set out on the incredibly stressful journey from Damascus to Berlin. The family traversed Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Austria. The three arrived in Berlin in 2016 – completely exhausted, but relieved to finally reach safety. Nour would really like to stay in Germany. Even though she currently still faces a few challenges, she is so grateful for her new life, which is incomparable to that in her homeland during the last few years.
Refugee Nour: A second degree while working
In Syria, she taught social sciences at a private secondary school. Currently her biggest obstacle in finding a job is the language, which motivates her to diligently study German every day. She found out about Care Forward through a Facebook ad and immediately signed up for it. Together with other refugees she learned a lot during her initial vocational training, particularly regarding apprenticeship opportunities, the job application process in Germany, and how to write a CV. Through the program she developed a great interest in the nursing profession and will soon start an internship at a renowned clinic in Berlin.
Nour feels comfortable and welcomed in Germany, she has settled in and is proud to have given birth to her second son in her new home country. She is now determined to achieve her dreams in Germany, which include completing her master’s degree in sociology. Nour is grateful for the Care Forward program and the team behind this initiative, which was born out of the willingness to help refugee women chart their own paths in Germany. This is why she recommends Care Forward to other refugee women looking for work and career perspectives.