Milica’s start in life was very difficult. Support from DIMAK enabled this young Serbian woman to undergo training, with psychosocial services helping her to make a new start in life. She is now mentoring children and young people in difficult situations. And she writes poems about her experiences and feelings. Here she reports on her impressive progress.
A few years ago I was still in juvenile detention. Now I want to be a role model. A role model for all those who are facing difficulties, but who want to improve their lives. The German Information Centre on Migration, Training and Employment (DIMAK) helped me with my new start.
When I was 11, I ran away from my aunt to go to my father. He had just been released from prison, but didn’t want to let me stay with him. Desperate, I ended up in a facility for children without parental supervision.