Abdikarim Mohamed Ali

Mogadishu, Somalia


You are responsible for yourself
Whether you laugh or cry

No one can know what you feel
When you are happy or sad
No one can know
That you constantly fight to become better

Even when people sit around you
And want to help you, they cannot bear your feelings
You are the only one who can feel your problems

You are the only one who can fight for your path
And you must do it yourself
You must bear all your disappointments and problems yourself
And make your way with them
You must do good for yourself

If God gives you a new start
Don’t repeat the old mistakes


Abdikarim Mohamed Ali (18)

from Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, has been living in Peskow for about a year. Apart from his native language, Abdikarim speaks English and understands Arabic. He likes to listen to Somali and German rap. Football is his big hobby. After leaving school he wants to be a specialist retail salesperson.