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My Difficult Life in Charlottesville

by Ziaullah Ishan

I am Zia. I am a new refugee from Afghanistan. I am living in a hotel with my wife and my kids. We have no home. My kids are not happy in the hotel. My kids say “when do we go to the school? We like school. We are not feeling happy because we have no home.”

It is hard to live in a hotel. We are in the hotel now 45 days. I want a home and work and lessons. I need English language. A volunteer, Sheila, helps my family. Sheila goes to the supermarket and brings food for my family every Tuesday and Thursday. She brings me to English class every Tuesday and Thursday. She helps us a lot.