Civic Imagination

Nicole L.

I live in a very open minded family in which we follow certain traditions and are very opened and welcoming towards other cultures, religions and simply people coming from different places of the world. My mom is an English and Latin teacher and in the place where she teaches there is also a home for refugees. Throughout the migration crisis Austria is witnessing one of the biggest immigration waves ever. A refugee kid named Kadur Kati, 19 years old, came to my mom's school throughout a local charity program. My mother regularly takes care of him and I sometimes give him German lessons. As I also spent a lot of time with Katur, he told me about his journey to Austria and how dangerious it was to finally get here, how long it took him and how many times he had almost drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. It was one of the most capturing stories I have ever heard and it is important to see and listen to the single fate a person like Katur is facing as opposed to looking at this crisis as a whole..

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