Get to know the newcomers, activists and volunteers we met in Athens, Berlin and London, as they share their personal experiences of refuge, welcome and the digital city.
I think it’s important to be committed to a vision of kindness in the world. When people help other people, they shouldn’t do it because they think they are better than the people they are helping. They should help because they believe in a world where there is kindness.
When I sit down with Megan to play board games, my problems are far away. I’m not good at chess but it’s my favourite because it’s based on intellect, not luck or chance. But when the volunteers from Mobile Library suggest other games, I go with it anyway, for their sake, you know. It’s the way life should be. I give a little, you give a little, everyone gives a little. That’s how we can all live together. This life is short and how we treat each other is everything.
*Ahmed is a pseudonym.