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Ahmed Kadhim Al-Sovirawi


I’m at high school at Statsskolen, I work in Rema 1000, and I go to fitness and boxing. When I finish next summer, I will join the Life Guards, following which I aspire to become a radiographer.

When I got my first job I stepped into my new life and felt I had entered the Danish society. I have now worked at Rema1000 for two years. My dad, who’s also been working, is much better at Danish than my mother. Here I learn a lot about the Danes and the community. Something as simple as how the Danes shop for Easter and Christmas speak volumes. My dad says that serious life starts when you get a job, and be part of Danish culture. I’m now the one with the end-of- day shift, and that is a big responsibility, and great to have on one’s CV. My boss trusts me and gives me the keys to the shop

Rema1000 is “Amana” (Arabic for trust) for me - Something of value I’m responsible for when the boss is away. He leaves the customers in a Danish shop in the hands of an immigrant.
That is a major thing.

At the moment I’m, trying to find a job for my brother. He must also use his time wisely. When he’s at home, he’s catered for by mum and dad. In the Quran, it says you must treat your country like your own country. You must use the opportunities available in Denmark. Only a small group commit crimes, and we must show them that we can work and get an education.

19 / student / Sønderborg / from Iraq / born in Danmark

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