When Matilda found out that the unaccompanied refugee children she worked with weren’t being accepted into the local football clubs, she saw only one option: learning to play football so she could coach them herself.
Vitali wants to help newcomers integrate in Sweden.
When Swedish comedian Kristoffer Appelquist heard that Mohammed Alfawakhiri was desperate to move out of his refugee camp, he opened up his home and let the Syrian move in — now the pair are close buddies, and the funnyman is increasingly well-fed.
Newcomers to Sweden can struggle to settle in - but help is on hand in the form of a brand new online platform full of handy apps for language learners, job hunters, and anyone else trying to get by in their new home.
Meet Roula al Naser, a 25-year-old accountant from Syria who arrived in Sweden on New Year’s Eve 2014, who wonders why, despite her qualifications, the only opportunity she had in Sweden is at a café. READ
Marketing manager Mouaddar Kouli had strong opinions about the way Sweden helped highly-qualified refugees into work. His ideas led to an innovative new programme to help people onto the right track. READ