Ranim was very optimistic when the family heard about the humanitarian Admission programme to Germany. They waited four months for their first appointment. First, they had to go to Ankara for an interview, then to Istanbul for a second one. Ranim says the people working in the Admission programme were very friendly and helping. The family spent five days in a hotel in Istanbul, as a preparation for Germany. Ranim thought this was very helpful, as she learned a lot about the life in Germany. In the fall 2016, the family arrived in Germany.
“I was very happy, as I can finally live a life without fear here.”
The organisations in Germany are better than in Turkey, says Ranim. Her and her family felt welcomed and at ease, especially as the Caritas supported them during their first time in Friedland. Ranim attends a B2 German language course. Once she is done, she wants to study psychology at the university.