April 25, 2020
“I couldn’t finish college because I didn’t get accepted in the field I wanted. I didn’t get chosen there, I wanted to study either English or Arabic, and college required money, I didn’t want to put that pressure on my family. I got accepted at a university in Baghdad and studied the first two years there. Later I decided to leave school and return to Sulaimani. The Teachers’ Institute opened that same year, I was one of the first people to get accepted there. It was in Iskan then, I studied at the Institute for two years and became a teacher in Zrgwez village.
The years that I taught there were amazing, we had everything. We were invited to eat at the villagers houses every day for the first 10 days. The people there were very nice to us. I still miss that yogurt they would bring us; I could say it was better than meat for me.”