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l’Ebrima

Gambia
17
One day, a passant saw me in that situation and provided me some help to go to the police. Fortunately, they helped me and took me to a center. Right now, I am living in the center. I am going to school and also playing football here.

My name is l’Ebrima, I am 17 years old and I come from the Gambia. Life in the Gambia was very nice. I lived with my family there, I had many friends and, therefore, it was very good for me to be there. I was going to school every day. I just stopped attending classes because many of my friends were playing football, so I left school to play football and doing some business to help the family. My favorite moment in life was before I came here. It was the day I played football before coming here. That was the best moment.

In the future, I would like to be a professional football player. This is what my dream is.
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Unfortunately, then I needed to leave my country. I arrived in Barcelona it was on August 4th. When I arrived here I stayed sleeping in the street for one month. One day, a passant saw me in that situation and provided me some help to go to the police. Fortunately, they helped me and took me to a center. Right now, I am living in the center. I am going to school and also playing football here. In my country, I used to play a lot more football than here. Here I only go in a week two times, in my country I went every day. I would like to be able to play more. My second favorite thing after playing football is going to the beach. The weather is very good, I always tell my friends.

In the future, I would like to be a professional football player. This is what my dream is. Beyond that, I would also like to have a good job because football is just a career.  I believe that if you have something to study and work to do it will help you in the future. In the past, I was studying electricity, so I would like to study it here. Maybe in the future, it could help me to find a nice job. Also, in the future, I would like to live in Barcelona. It is a good country and I love it.

Also for my dream, I would say God help me to have a family in the future.

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