Hamoda is not a refugee; he is a marketing executive #iamnotarefugee
Meet Hamoda. He is a marketing and customer experience executive originally from Daraya, Syria, who arrived in Luxembourg in December 2012.
Delano (along with its sister publication Paperjam and publisher Maison Moderne) has partnered with Iamnotarefugee.lu, a project run by Frédérique Buck and Sven Becker, to give a voice to asylum seekers in Luxembourg. Here is an extract from Hamoda’s interview:
I had a successful time until the war started in 2011. Then my homeland started to change.
For the first time in my life, I felt my life was in danger. Syria became a place of killing, hate, anger, death and destruction. Syria became a place where you don’t know when you will die nor why.
I was reborn in Luxembourg
I love Luxembourg from my heart.
To me Luxembourg is a place without discrimination or hate. There is no difference between black or white people, religions or concepts. I can be myself and express my opinions. Luxembourg is a place where I can build a future and fulfill my dreams.
I learned the value of life, work, love and equality. Even if I’m facing the difficulties of the languages and rare job opportunities.
I have the will to find a new job.
Connecting to people is essential to me
I am a very sociable person. I like to join events, cook Syrian, meet new people. I’m also enjoying writing again. I am working on a comedy film scenario which I hope will find support from people from the movie industry.