“Kyrgyzstan is a fantastic country that has so much to offer to international students. I feel like I've grown so much as a person.”
Live your life happily, never give up and love your child as they are. (Tetiana, Oleksii’s mother)
I faced stigma and discrimination from people in my neighbourhood. They labelled me a ‘coward’ for not making it to Europe. But my family stood by me.
In Argentina, I didn't know as many Latin American or African migrants as I do in Spain. Now, I carry a bit of culture from everyone I meet.
You learn a lot when you are on your own. If I hadn’t come here, I would still be working at the hair salon and would have never grown the way I did.
The first time I returned, I was worried that I wouldn’t live up to their expectations. But I felt in my gut and in my heart that this was where I belonged.