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Bashir Yousufi – The Inspiring Story Of a Refugee

by Fabio Cardoso

Artwork: Fabio Cardoso

I ́m a refugee from Afghanistan. My name is Bashir Yousufi and  I speak Dari. I grew up with my family in Kabul.

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A typical day in my country was people shooting and killing each other. I always felt very scared.

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My home country was unsafe and dangerous, when I was there I never really had the opportunity to go to the school because it was very risky for me at the time 

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I came by ship along with 2000 people.

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When I left Afghanistan, I went to Christmas Island.

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When I came here I did not know how to read, write or speak English.

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At the school in the detention centre I saw a dictionary so I borrowed it to teach myself English. In Australia I have been attending school for 3 years. I’m really proud of this school.

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The reason why I left my country was because my father was killed by a Taliban and I was forced to leave my country at the age of 12.

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When I grow up I want to become an accountant.

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I actually did find a friend who could speak English a little bit. His name is Mohsen. He was with me on Christmas Island. 

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Life is quite good, safe and there are many opportunities. It is easier than life in Afghanistan.

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For fun, Mohsen and I walk around the Opera House.

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