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Fatuma Musa Afrah: Keynote

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    preroll music
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    Linus Neumann: My dear community!
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    Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for
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    without even knowing
    what that moment would be.
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    As hackers we think a lot
    about virtual gates
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    and how to overcome them.
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    But away from keyboard
    our competence and resources
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    in overcoming gates
    are maybe limited a bit.
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    So for this motto we had to find
    a very special keynote speaker.
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    Somebody with experience
    of overcoming physical gates
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    or borders, as some people call them.
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    Our keynote speaker has overcome
    physical borders twice.
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    She was born in Somalia and escaped
    to Kenya when she was still a child.
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    And just recently she escaped Kenya
    to search refuge here, in Germany.
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    Carina Haupt: She hates the term “refugee”.
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    Instead, she prefers the term: “newcomer”.
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    She worked with international
    humanitarian organizations
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    in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya.
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    So not only does she know
    these camps as visitor
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    but also as an humanitarian aid worker.
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    Linus: We’re curious for her unique
    perspectives and insights.
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    Please welcome Fatuma Musa Afrah!
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    applause
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    microphone does not work
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    Angel: You have to take that microphone, please.
    Fatuma: laughing Oh, what’s going on?
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    For an hour, this! Okay.
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    I’m not used to this anyway,
    points at headset mike
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    I’m friend more with this!
    points at handset mike
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    But when I get tired,
    I hope I will keep it somewhere.
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    Thank you so much, dear Linus
    and the beautiful Carina
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    for this beautiful introduction.
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    I have no words to say. I remember
    when Linus wrote me this long email
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    and asking me: “We would love
    to have you here” and I was like:
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    “What is Chaos Computer Club?”
    I just gave him a call
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    after I received the mail from him.
    And he was like: “You will understand,
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    for now you don't know, but:
    Can we please meet and discuss this?”
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    And I was like: “In the field of IT,
    that I don’t know anything about?"
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    The only thing I know about it
    is the basic use of my Laptop,
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    which is a compulsory thing to do
    because of the world we're at right now.
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    And I would like to ask everybody
    in the audience to give
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    a very heavy round of 'pplause
    for the man who succeeded
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    in bringing me here because I can’t
    say other things because of being
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    in front of you. Thank you
    so much to Linus and the Angels.
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    Can we give a round of applause?
    applause
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    I told him actually that time:
    "You are a damn good business marketer!"
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    That’s actually the term I used.
    And he told me:
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    “Oh yeah, I gotta try what it takes
    to bring you here.”
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    And I was like: “Thank you so much for
    having me here.”
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    Before I proceed to dip into – huh huh –
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    the one long hour which
    I hardly did it, to be honest.
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    With other combination, yes,
    as a motivational speaker.
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    But just one good hour talking by myself?
    laughs
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    This is a beautiful experience,
    and to be honest
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    I haven’t been in front of this huge,
    larg..., damn big audience.
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    I’m used to maybe … heh, is it strange
    to say 2000?
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    laughs
    Ya, I don’t know.
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    I’m just so grateful, feel so honored,
    humbled to have me here.
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    And the majority of you being hackers.
    I don’t know what “hacker” means,
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    but somehow I understand what
    it means after the long discussion
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    and several meetings that I had
    with my dear Linus.
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    I don’t know, sometimes I pronounce the
    German names wrongly, don’t get me wrong,
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    like I remember Carina telling me:
    “The English speaking people and other
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    people have a problem with my name
    the way it’s pronounced." And I was like:
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    “Okay, how do they pronounce it?”
    – "Carrrina" (German rolling “r”)
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    And I said: “I know that: Carina”
    (perfect pronounciation)
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    I have the German-typical “r” with me.
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    I’m just very shocked here
    in Deutschland (Germany), like,
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    one year and eight month soon
    graduates into two complete years.
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    Und, mein Deutsch ist kaputt, aber…
    (my German is broken, but…)
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    laughter, applause
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    Vielen Dank!
    (Thank you!)
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    Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch.
    (I speak a little German.)
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    Ich bin in die Schule drei Monaten,
    (I am in school three months,)
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    aber ich verstehe nicht so gut Deutsch.
    (but I don’t understand German very well.)
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    Warum?
    (Why?)
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    laughs
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    Deutsch ist schwer.
    (German is hard.)
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    Aber habe hier andere Menschen oder Leute,
    (but I’ve got other people here)
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    nicht die sprechen Deutsch?
    (not who speaks German?)
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    laughing Aber ich viel besser auf Englisch!
    (But I much better in English!)
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    Did you understand my Deutsch (German)
    from that practice? applause
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    Thank you.
    applause
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    I gotta practice my Deutsch whenever
    I go in public, otherwise
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    I will stay forgotten in my language because
    I consider it my language right now
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    because I belong to this community.
    I’m a German!
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    Some people will ask me: “You are a German?”
    shyly: “Aha?”
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    You understand, obviously, when you tell somebody
    "I'm a German" in THIS! points at her clothing
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    You understand what I mean?
    I don’t have to explain (laughs) in detail.
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    And I remember one guy told me: “Hey,
    how are you?” – I met him in an event
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    And I said: “Cool.” And he said: “What’s
    your name?” And I said: “My name is Fatuma.”
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    And he said: “Where do you come from?”
    I told him: “From a human world.”
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    And he said: “Huh, human world?”
    applause
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    Thank you!
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    "What did you expect me to give you
    as an answer?"
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    And he said: “Yeah, well, I don’t
    know, this is a typical question,
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    as Germans we ask everytime.”
    And I asked him: “Don’t behave
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    like the Germans behave,
    behave as who you are!
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    Don’t bring me like I’m a dumb and I’m
    a
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    Somalian this, and... I don’t believe in
    that!
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    I believe in an individual choice,
    an individual decision
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    and an individual mind for love.
    That’s what I believe in.
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    sternly: Don’t follow what
    other says because they say it
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    or you found it there. Be creative
    and find a way to change things
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    And how we do it?
    Is within us.
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    applause
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    Thank you!
    Going directly to the concept today,
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    Gated Community,
    I wanna be honest with you.
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    When Linus came to me and asked me:
    “We want you to be our keynote speaker,
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    do you understand what a Gated
    Community means?” And I told him:
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    "Obviously, yes.”
    And he said: “What is it?”
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    And I told him: “Coming together.”
    laughs I wanna be honest!
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    And today it’s so funny after the long
    explanation he gave me
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    I gotta be standing here,
    in front of this big, beautiful audience,
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    listening to me about Gated Community,
    a topic connected to Gated Community.
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    So, learning is a process.
    We don’t know everything
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    and I wanna be honest I didn’t know much
    about Gated Community until
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    he brought up the topic and he said:
    “I believe you can do it.”
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    Thanks Linus for giving me the belief
    to be here
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    and make it happen in a possible way.
    Thank you so much
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    for the deep explanation. And thank you
    so much to everybody in the audience
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    for taking your beautiful time.
    The Angels – I’m part of them,
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    you see what I have?
    I’m part of them. I didn’t do much,
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    I was just feeding myself with my
    small belly.
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    But I tried, somehow. I want to connect
    the concept of Gated Community
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    through a simple… and funny story
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    while my stay here in Deutschland.
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    I’m usually a quick speaker
    but today I gotta slow down
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    for everybody to understand me
    and also to kill the one hour.
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    Don’t you think it’s too long to be here
    for one good hour?
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    I’m already damn thirsty so I gotta have
    some water in the process
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    before I start my funny–
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    I’m not used to gassed water, is this with
    gas? Don’t make me vomit on this stage!
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    laughter
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    louder: Can I have water without gas?
    I had already some problem with this.
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    Sorry.
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    No, I can’t take this, sorry.
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    I can’t shake it! Shake it yourself.
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    laughter
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    So, going to this funny story
    about Deutschland;
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    what a beautiful children
    that I worked with.
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    This will be part of my deeper story later.
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    I taught a German school as an
    English assistant teacher because
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    I was not a professional,
    annoyedly clears her throat
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    I was not a professional English teacher.
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    Neither do I have any
    experience in teaching.
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    But I just wanted to contribute
    and give something back
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    to the German community
    since they where trying their best
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    to give us something, you know?
    And I went out,
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    I remember, to our manager and
    asked him how – which I will go back
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    to this story later in deep – but the
    funny story about it is that the children,
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    they saw me in this outfit
    – from head to toe –
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    and I could not speak German
    most of the time.
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    I had very nice teachers who were translating
    hand-to-hand with me all the time
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    because this school had almost three
    hundred and sixty-something children
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    and all of them were in this Brandenburg
    – you know Brandenburg?
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    The beautiful Brandenburg? –
    ...Most of them were blonde.
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    And then one of the child told me:
    higher pitched: "Frau Fatumo..."
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    I said: "Yees, bitte??"
    interrupts
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    to Angel on stage: Thank you so so much!
    I honestly appreciate it!
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    Thank you so much!
    applause
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    You give applause to the man
    who feeds the Poor People!
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    Thanks! laughs
    thanks!
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    So this child asked me...
    The children were wondering all the time
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    – because of how I'm covered –
    if I have ears;
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    they were doubting if I have hair. You know
    that like the normal human functionings.
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    laughs
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    And then these children all the time busy
    touching me if I'm really a human,
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    everywhere, you know?
    Another problem was this: that skin color.
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    And one of the children asked me.
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    She was so intelligent, she
    was so in love with me, that...
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    she was so nice and kind, you know?
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    Love and kindness doesn't come with
    the language, it comes from the heart.
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    And this child was all the time
    bringing me drawings with love
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    from her family and everything...
    bringing it to me and say:
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    higher pitched: "Ha, da, warte mal,
    ich hab' hier DAS, ich hab' hier DAS!
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    And I am like "Okay, thank you so much!"
    and then I kept piling these stuffs
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    from the children, actually I didn't wanna
    throw because they were my first family
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    when I was just 4-months-old in Deutschland,
    when I felt my life is over,
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    I have no more family, I'm all alone.
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    My life is completely different again,
    I got to struggle in this lifestyle.
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    So... this lady took me to the wash room.
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    And she said: higher pitched: "Yeah, bla bla."
    I didn't understand, I asked the teacher
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    and the children like: "What... where do
    you wanna take her?"
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    ...to the wash room and then she did
    immediately higher-pitched: "feeeee!"
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    ...to confirm the hair is there
    She did peek to confirm I have ears.
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    She left me alone. So another child
    asked me, because of the skin color
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    because it was different from the whole
    school: if I become white during night!
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    laughter
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    And I said: "Come again!"
    Honestly!
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    If something keeps my day going,
    laughs
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    Whenever I remember this, whether I'm
    alone or whether I'm with somebody,
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    I just laugh, because this explains
    about the world we live in.
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    And the answer I gave the child was:
    "I'm black always."
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    high pitched: "Was?"
    And then they were concerned why here is
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    points at inner side of hand
    different from here.
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    shows outer side of hand
    To go to the point this is apparent failure
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    and this is the meaning of a
    Gated Community. As a parent
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    it's upon our responsibility
    to educate our childen
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    about what kind of world we live in.
    Educate them about EVERYTHING!
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    applause
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    Thank you!
    Thank you so much.
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    I don't think these children will
    be so busy about all of THIS
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    if the parent would have given them
    the proper education they needed
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    by just showing them at least
    something about it like we exist
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    in a world of diversed communities
    in terms of color,
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    in terms of eyes appearance in terms
    of height, in terms of everything.
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    So I hope from there those
    children have learnt something
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    – I never hold any grudge
    against innocent children –
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    They are so beautiful, so kind,
    they're just curious, you know?
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    When they're growing up they're so beautiful.
    I'm hoping to have five kids soon,
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    and... Hopefully, too, they'll be beautiful.
    I want to have my own choir,
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    my own community in my own house.
    But I,... yeah!
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    We'll light for these 5 kids,
    hopefully, one day.
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    And, that was the story
    about the children.
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    And now in connection with "Gated
    Community" like I said previously -
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    I don't wanna do a lot of repetition:
    Let us stand up for change!
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    Let us stand up for information!
    Let us stand up
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    for connecting each other to reality!
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    Let us inform each other what's there!
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    Find a way to communicate!
    Find a way to open these gates!
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    And how you open these gates
    everybody has the key in the own hand,
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    in their own mind, however you
    describe it. It's a responsibility
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    that it is within each and
    every individual within us.
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    I remember educating my Mom -
    'cause I grew up,
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    as you can see, the description from me,
    a religious family.
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    And I'm not doing this
    because they forced me to
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    but this is me what I wanted to.
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    Just to have a point of clear understanding
    about what I'm explaining.
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    My Mom, I remember
    educating her everytime:
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    "Mommy, ... !". Because I had a lot of friends
    when I was in the university
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    who were Christians and I used to tell mama
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    "We got to open our arms for everybody!"
    She was so kind and generous, definitely.
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    But they're these kind of levels of
    helping each other that we need to.
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    And failure to do that: nobody else will.
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    We have to respect each other,
    regardless of who we are.
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    Personally, I don't care about stupid color,
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    this plays no role in my world whatsoever.
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    I don't care about THIS,
    this is an individual belief.
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    That's up to YOU. I don't discriminate
    people against their social status.
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    I believe in a world of respect.
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    I believe in a world belonging to
    people with respect and peace.
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    And that's all I go for. No more, no less!
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    Just respect, passion, based on the heart
    That's what I go for.
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    As long as you can respect me and we can
    understand each other
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    what else do I look for, more?
    Absolutely nothing.
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    I just respect you, who you are.
    The good respect and connections we have,
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    and that's all I go for. The rest is bullshit.
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    applause
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    They call it "Cheers!". This is my alcohol,
    I've never drunk alcohol...
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    and will I ever!
    small fraction applauding
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    surprisingly shouting:
    Aaah! Applause for my alcohol!
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    Can we have applause for my
    alcohol drinking!? laughs
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    This is funny!
    laughs
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    And the other funny story
    I would like to share
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    – but this has nothing to do
    with Gated Community -
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    is, you know, the developed world.
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    It will have something to do with it
    in the Gated Community section,
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    depending on how I explain it.
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    When I was new in Deutschland,
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    where I come from there are no trains.
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    I'm not used to trains, honestly.
    I'm used to planes! descending whistle
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    They are easy, yes. But trains: NO!
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    So, laughs one of the drama thing
    that happened to me when I came to German'
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    the first time I came by flight then the next
    I remember I went to Frankfurt the first time.
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    And then I asked. I was told: "Go to the train!"
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    Now the problem was: chuckles
    I see this LONG train! chuckles again
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    This has nothing to do with education.
    No matter, how you're educated.
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    Some things don't need multi education
    but needs to be used to that.
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    So I remember going to the train.
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    The first train left me because
    I didn't know how to open!
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    And I was a newcomer – don't call us
    refugees, a point of correction.
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    Call me by my name!
    If that's not enough,
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    call me any other more beautiful name,
    choose! I don't restrict, I believe
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    in a world of freedom. But as long as
    it's beautiful and not insulting
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    then I give you the freedom.
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    So, the first train left me, so
    I had to stand there in this cold.
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    Luckily enough I got the help from a woman
    that I even didn't know.
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    But God knows what was going in my head.
    I thought like, because I had a bad information
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    about Deutschland until I discovered
    slowly by slowly by myself
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    that: don't listen to what others say,
    listen to your heart!
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    I went with this woman,
    she saved me.
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    We will come back to this
    bigger story later.
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    raising voice again:
    So, what did I had to do to open the next
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    train
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    which will be coming in 40 minutes?
    I stood there trying to calculate,
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    and I didn't want to look ignorant,
    you know? This is the worst thing!
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    You better ask than pretending to
    know something and you don't know!
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    This is the worst thing a human
    being should ever do.
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    So I stood there, I said: "Next time
    when the train comes...",
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    because I was in the end and then I came
    in the middle, where there're some people,
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    so that I stand next to the people.
    When they open I go in with them.
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    I look where they open, and then I stand
    behind them and then I get in there.
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    Otherwise I'll end up in a ship, (?)
    left again by the second train.
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    So educating yourself in a culture,
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    in a very developed country
    that you don't know
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    is a big risk and it's a big challenge.
    Anyway,
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    the second train did not leave me
    because I folled the followers.
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    And she pressed, she got in another person
    – that was an old man –
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    I was so kind to give him a way because
    I got to get in anyway.
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    So I got in! I was safe!
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    The next step: using the toilet.
    How the hell do I use the toilet?
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    chuckles I wanna be honest,
    I don't wanna hide anything.
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    I got in the toilet!
    I saw a woman comin' out, I got it,
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    and this toilet were Automatic Toilet!
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    chuckling, losing words by that: And I
    got stuck there .. for toilet .. five minute!
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    I tried to open, it doesn't open,
    I tried to open.
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    The next time I didn't miss the...
    try touching the Alarm.
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    imitates alarm sound:
    WEEE OOOO WEEE OOOO WEEEK
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    I was like: "Why the hell is Polizei coming
    !?"
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    chuckles
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    Anyway, they're kind they helped
    me while I sweated too much
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    thinking "My life is...", "What the hell
    is going on?" "Where did I...?"
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    "Where am I?" I didn't know, honestly.
    And this was so hard for me.
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    So, in connections that this what
    I wanna say is: Please give information
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    to the newcomers when they're coming.
    Try to sacrifice a little bit of your time.
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    It's similar to you guys when you come
    to Africa, we have these beautiful toilets,
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    that inside whatever you put
    from behind inside, you will sit!
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    So if you go to these big holes and sit there
    you will be shocked, as well!
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    Like: "This might... I might die inside...
    The toilet is looking at me!"
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    This is a reality, that's where we are from.
    Can we give the beautiful toilets in Africa
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    a big applause?
    applause
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    Thank you!
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    Going to the Gated Community issues,
    please, if I'm too fast, you don't understand
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    the little English that I've learnt kindly
    raise your hand, I give you the freedom
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    to ask me "Please slow down!", or "Please
    use very simple terminologies!"
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    It's a gift, I give it to you. So, if I'm
    too fast also that will be a nice idea from
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    you
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    because we have to kill the 1 hour together.
    Just tell me. It's not a necessary thing.
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    So anyway, the developed world
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    – I don't wanna point any specific country
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    not only the developed world, even the
    developing world, we have all these different
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    kinds of gated communities.
    Whether it's in a profession, whether it's
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    just
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    a small settlement of communities.
    In all directions, these exist.
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    It's a fact which is there. And I always
    hoped for a perfect world
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    which is never gonna be so soon or it's
    gonna be there at all. I don't think so.
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    You'll always dream of this perfect world
    which there is no killing, no war,
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    no disrespect, no racism or whatever.
    But this will be a long jouney!
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    And the journey belongs to all of us.
    How we view it, how we wanna make a change,
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    it's a decision that belongs collectively
    to all of us. I don't know how to do IT,
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    but before the... I will be here for 4 good
    days, I hope I'll have some basic
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    – I have basic, of course, computer usage,
    I have some – but the bigger one, well,
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    everybody: what is wrong with that IT
    experts? They're always like this...
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    You're sitting next to them like I was
    yesterday, yeah, sitting next to people...
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    People are busy: pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop!
    And I was like: "These are machines or
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    human beings?"
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    Sorry, I don't meant to disrespect
    or insult, sorry.
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    But you got to raise your head a bit up
    and see the next person sitting.
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    Some people are looking at me very strangely,
    wondering what kind of a hacker is this woman?
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    Honestly, I had a lot of looks like this until
    I was asking people next to me what's going
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    on,
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    is there something wrong with me,
    check me out!
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    And it was like "You are perfectly fine,
    maybe... these are hackers, they have
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    never seen a hacker like you".
    And I said: "The world is changing,
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    I got to be one, one day".
    applause
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    Vielen Dank, mit Deinen 'pplaus
    (Thank you, with your applause)
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    Is that how it's called? Is that correct,
    the German way?
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    Vielen Dank, mit Deinen...
    (Thank you, with your...)
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    You said this! *thumbs down"
    This means wrong! ... He?
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    fuer? für? ...
    Oh, that's a typical German...
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    Say "für euren" !!
    ("for your")
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    That's a complicated German term!
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    Anyway, thank you so much!
    Now, I want to go ... next ... is ... coming
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    up...
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    is my personal story in connection with
    the gated community.
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    I'm sure you received this surprise!
    Well connected, and a newcomer in front of
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    you
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    and explaining how gated community affects
    us, and now I hope I will try to figure out
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    everything in a beautiful flowered manner
    to fix the context and my story together.
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    Can I go next story I don't know IT?
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    Hey, you got to help me, I'm honest,
    I don't know...nothing.
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    What is this?
    audience amused
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    Hey, hey-hey-hey-hey.
    Linus, come over please!
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    Fix this damage! Now you are ruining
    my speech, what is this?
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    audience amused
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    This is bullshit, my Italian friend said,
    this
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    is bullshit. Now we... this is, that's the...
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    another problem, they just come here and this
    is
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    what they do, this is bullshit...
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    THIS is not bullshit, this is beautiful!!
    audience amused
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    Thank you! That's my beautiful Italian friend,
    I don't mean to disrespect the language
  • 27:51 - 27:53
    but it looks so interested...
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    No no, don't go too high! Leave it to me!
    I can control!
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    Just leave me like "Next, next, next!"
    and then I can take care of it,
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    thank you so much! You don't have to do much
    work. Free! You're free!
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    Thanks!
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    I 'came two times a newcomer in my life.
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    The first time I was a newcomer
    in my own continent.
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    Next... the neighbor, next to
    my country, that's Kenya.
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    I grew up in Kenya. I don't know how it feels
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    when my mom went through all this pain.
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    When she took the five of us – one was
    inside.
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    When she took us from the war country,
    bringing us to Kayner???
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    And the main reason was my father was
    killed, I wasn't lucky to see my father.
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    And 'til that nobody knows who killed him
    and where his dead body is.
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    Til now we don't know. But I just wanna say:
    "I love you, daddy". I don't know much about
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    you,
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    but I love you, whereever you are. And rest
    in peace!
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    When my mom came to Kenya, she always
    told me how hard it was,
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    but I could not understand! Because I didn't
    go
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    through the pain she went through.
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    It's a different story when you have a
    feeling about a problem
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    and you're telling me the story. I don't
    have... we can have much connections here.
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    Of course the connection will be there,
    but how you have felt and how you're feeling
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    is never the way I'm gonna feel! It's just
    like
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    "Oh, sorry, you went through this, poor."
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    "I'm sorry, it's so painful, it's so hard."
    It's just difficult. And this is how it is.
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    So we grew up in Kenya, my mom
    did everything within her power
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    to give us the best she could
    including education.
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    And the culture I come from,
    cultural education is not a priority.
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    But my mom was a complete
    woman that was standing
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    for the true meaning of change.
    I had the same benefit
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    and equal respect to my brothers
    and thanks to my lovely uncle
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    who also paid my highschool fees and
    everything because mom could not raise
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    all of us with all of this money because
    where I come from in Kenya
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    is not similar here where education is for
    free. You got to pay there highschool.
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    The primary: yes, but highschool you got to
    pay. And the schools are not good quality.
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    If you need a good quality school, you got
    to
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    pay for it. You have to make an earning
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    to make this. To call your children very
    intelligent and then they have this good life.
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    But luckily enough I'm here in
    front of you to at least make
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    some languages that I can communicate
    with other people. I learned English
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    and hopefully, next time, I will speak in
    Deutsch. No more English Drama,
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    and I hope I will be confident in my
    Deutsch speech because I am not sure...
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    Deutsch is... I don't know. My Deutsch
    somewhat disappeared.
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    But I belive one day – I never lose
    my hope – I will come here
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    hopefully, one day. Not here necessarily
    but somewhere to speak in Deutsch.
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    And all my speech will be fluent:
    "Pa, pa pa pa pa!"
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    No audio 31:19 - 31:56
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    ...and what happened? Polizei flies you
    into the jail
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    or you pay or give me your documents.
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    And it's not a good easy life when you
    end in a different country.
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    You got to accept all the challenges that
    you go through. Stand for it,
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    alit, move forward, find a way to
    help yourself and others.
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    And then one day you got to be flying
    somewhere and be happy at least!
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    Try to be happy.
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    So my mom went through all of
    these problems
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    and I went to school there, everything,
    and I worked in a place called Dadaab.
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    Can you identify me from those photos?
    You can see somewhere...
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    I worked like I said before in introduction,
    with
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    different humanitarian international organizations,
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    one of it being "Save the children International",
    others being "Terre des hommes".
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    I also worked in Somalia partial time
    because I wanted to see what it feels like
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    to go back home and see my own country.
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    But I don't believe in an own country things,
    I believe in a world of no border,
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    get that one right.
    applause
  • 33:12 - 33:17
    applause
    Thank you so much!
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    When I was working in Dadaab, did I ever
    knew I will be another newcomer
  • 33:22 - 33:27
    for the second time. I used to feel the
    pain that people are going through.
  • 33:27 - 33:31
    All the damages I could see that and
    when I was new working there
  • 33:31 - 33:35
    I hardly had lunch because you have
    these big UN security staffs
  • 33:35 - 33:39
    and lines and everything is there.
    But I could never comfort myself
  • 33:39 - 33:43
    and eat properly because
    I could always see mothers
  • 33:43 - 33:47
    who lost their children on the way.
    She had 6 children for example,
  • 33:47 - 33:51
    2 or 3 died on the way. And she
    has to move on with her life.
  • 33:51 - 33:55
    And that life was so hard, and I chose
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    to work in the field of child protection.
  • 33:59 - 34:03
    The way I say it some people don't understand
    louder, pronounced: CHILD PROTECTION.
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    Here, you don't know much about it
    because the government takes care of it.
  • 34:07 - 34:13
    But this is one of the biggest refugee
    camps in the world, Dadaab refugee camp.
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    And I'm happy, I remember this
    memory and I kept it with me
  • 34:17 - 34:23
    because I was not so much into making
    the children play with them or this, (?)
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    but I was more of a case manager.
    But this was the universal Children's Day.
  • 34:27 - 34:31
    And I was like I just wanted to make them
    happy and it happened I have this memory with
  • 34:31 - 34:32
    me still.
  • 34:32 - 34:38
    Can we give applause for these beautiful kids?
    applause
  • 34:38 - 34:40
    applause
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    computer "dong" sound
  • 34:46 - 34:50
    I touched in between, sorry sorry, you
    told me this. You told me, don't touch.
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    You know, I told them, the first time they
    gave
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    me this: "You got to show me how to use this,
  • 34:54 - 34:58
    are you stupid or something?"
    And he said: "No, just use it"
  • 34:58 - 35:01
    and then the first time I did it he said:
    "You see? You said 'I know it',
  • 35:01 - 35:05
    why did you do the mistake?" And this is
    how it goes back to the memory of exams
  • 35:05 - 35:10
    you say this exam was so easy and then you
    fail. And the [credit] points you expected
  • 35:10 - 35:12
    is not there because we just take things so
    easy.
  • 35:12 - 35:15
    So I will not take next time things for easy,
  • 35:15 - 35:19
    I got to be careful.
    And this was still part of Dadaab...
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    audience amused
  • 35:21 - 35:27
    Damn! What's up? Your computer is virus!
  • 35:27 - 35:31
    I have a beautiful laptop there. Get mine!
  • 35:31 - 35:34
    Helper: What for?
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    Fatuma: Okay. Gut! Thank you.
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    And these beautiful ladies there... we were
    doing a lot of different
  • 35:42 - 35:46
    work with children. I was more in the case
    management and
  • 35:46 - 35:49
    dealing with child abuse, neglect, exploitation
    and violence.
  • 35:49 - 35:53
    There are a lot of children who are sexually
    abused
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    and you got to stand there for them, take
    them through the process
  • 35:57 - 36:01
    because the parents are psychologically
    traumatized. They have no energy at
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    all whatsoever. To do anything. And this is
    what's called girl child empowerment.
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    I tried for my own level with my colleagues
    and everybody. To help the girls
  • 36:15 - 36:21
    speak out and say something. Because
    if their voice is not heard,
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    nobody will make them raise their full voice.
    (?) Because voice is power.
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    Voice is the key change to everything.
  • 36:30 - 36:33
    And these girls were always shy I remember
    them putting... hides face you see her hand
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    was already there.
  • 36:34 - 36:40
    They do this... my cloth is far... (?) They're
    so shy and they can't say much.
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    And it's not their fault. It's what's called
    culture setup.
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    This is how we were brought up. As a woman.
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    This how we behave. But I disagree.
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    Everybody should be equal. Everybody should
    have equal freedom.
  • 37:03 - 37:08
    Of speech, of saying whatever they feel like,
    letting it out.
  • 37:08 - 37:12
    Respect it. Be part of their change process.
  • 37:12 - 37:19
    Because these are expected to be the leaders
    of tomorrow, today.
  • 37:19 - 37:23
    But if we don't empower them if we don't support
    them
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    they're not going to be anything.
  • 37:25 - 37:35
    [In my case] It's hardly to see. From-the-culture-I-come-from-woman
    standing in front of
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    the majority-dominance-men here. Hackers,
    hehe and women.
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    And speak to them. It's something rare because
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    this is not how we are brought up. You got
    to be shy, sitting somewhere.
  • 37:47 - 37:51
    Not speaking here like notorious, this is
    not a good woman.
  • 37:51 - 37:55
    Standing in front of men and talking you're
    not a good woman. This is what it is.
  • 37:55 - 38:04
    But I say that good women should be standing
    in front of people and speaking up.
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    applause
  • 38:10 - 38:14
    Thank you so much. There're a lot of problems.
    That I saw.
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    I want to give a comparison between what I
    saw in Dadaab and here.
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    But sometimes it's hard to give the comparison
    because I was working there
  • 38:22 - 38:26
    earning my own money and doing my own stuffs.
    But now here I am
  • 38:26 - 38:33
    and opposite. Somebody has to work for me
    and help me.
  • 38:33 - 38:41
    But generally some of the key problems that
    were there in Dadaab refugee camp: education.
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    Education was a key problem.
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    Girl child education was a key problem
    as well. There were highschools,
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    there were over 40 international
    humanitarian organizations
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    and some of them were responsible
    for education. But you know they
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    can't do everything, they don't have
    support from the government.
  • 38:59 - 39:05
    And there was a lot of... poor
    educational infrastructure.
  • 39:05 - 39:10
    There was no clear support in erms of
    education. There were no class rooms.
  • 39:10 - 39:15
    There were not enough teachers. The
    resources was completely not enough.
  • 39:15 - 39:19
    And these people there was
    restrictions of freedom.
  • 39:19 - 39:24
    People could not cross the normal way to
    go to the cities or other part of Kenya.
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    They were restricted in that Dadaab
    zone. If you wanna go out of Dadaab
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    you gotta ask for permission.
    Go to the UNHCR,
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    ask for permission to go out and
    state why you wanna go there,
  • 39:37 - 39:40
    outside of this camp. So it was not easy.
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    It's similar to here some months
    ago, in our country here.
  • 39:44 - 39:49
    We were not allowed to travel out of – like
    I come from the beautiful Brandenburg.
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    You're not allowed to travel
    outside Brandenburg.
  • 39:54 - 39:58
    But then so much to the leaders now
    they're making a change.
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    And they're trying something at least.
    It's not perfect. But they're trying.
  • 40:03 - 40:05
    Can we give a round of applause to
    our leaders who're at least trying,
  • 40:05 - 40:12
    I like to appeciate those who are even
    trying. Can we give applause, please?
  • 40:12 - 40:14
    applause
  • 40:14 - 40:21
    helper approaching speaker's desk
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    Sorry, Linus! I'm so sorry.
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    I think the mistake comes from here!
    Just to stand there...
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    No, this is not the mistake. Okay, cool.
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    I know, in every country there
    are a lot of newcomers
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    and similar problems are there. But one
    good things I discovered from Dadaab
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    is that the people are still within their
    culture. At least they are within a language
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    they can understand. Basically
    things they're used to.
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    But here you come – it's completely
    the opposite. So what leads
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    to these big refugee camps? It's poor
    management of responsibility.
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    If the developed world would
    support the developing world
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    and the problems they went through I don't
    think we would have been in the direction
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    we are right now.
    I just wanna go back a little bit to History.
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    When colonisation was happening
    in this developing world
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    no person was asked why they
    came to those countries.
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    Nobody asked them [about their] permission
    to
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    get in. They didn't ask anybody permissions
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    to get in. Now my big question is: Now that
    we need the help of the developed world
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    why are we called "Illegals" – number one.
    Why are we called
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    you need to come in with a permission.
    Why?? The permission on us
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    and YOU never asked for permissions before!
    Ever! Why?
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    applause
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    Thank you.
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    These are the good examples
    of gated community.
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    Sorry.
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    If leaders would forget about the
    past because what your parents or
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    your leaders did in the past you don't
    have to do and repeat the same mistake.
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    You need to correct that mistake.
    And make a difference.
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    applause
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    We are not perfect in any way. And I
    always call politics is a dirty game.
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    But I want to send a message to all the
    politicians and leaders in the world.
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    Please... stand... for human rights
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    and respect it!
    Don't put your political interest first,
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    put the human life first! Then the
    rest becomes number two!
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    applause
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    Thank you.
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    I love this woman called Claudia Roth.
    I had a panel discussions
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    once with her in re:publica.
    And I loved her approach.
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    She's at least a very mentoring woman.
    She's a role model to me.
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    And I remember her telling me one time,
    I said thanks to the German government,
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    "at least they're trying to do something".
    And she told me: "No no no no no no no no!"
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    And I was like: "What?" – "Don't say
    'Thank you'! What for? Haa?"
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    And I was like: "Yeah, at least they did
    something! At least they give us a shelter,
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    somewhere to sleep, something to eat!" For
    me, I would grate that. When if everything's
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    not perfect, I will say to that little thing
    "thank you". And something very imoportant.
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    But thanks to Claudia Roth and her team,
    they're really trying to do a beautiful job.
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    And the rest of the leaders whatever they
    are,
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    not only them, everyone who's doing nice job.
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    So that was the life in Dadaab.
    It's very tough and hard.
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    I came to German'. And I was in
    Eisenhuttenstadt first time.
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    And life is so hard and horrible.
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    I can tell you here all of this in
    words. But believe me,
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    you can never understand unless
    you're in that situation yourself.
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    You can not understand.
    The rest is just a story.
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    You will just say: "OK, oh sorry it's
    a painful pro... oh sorry, yeah,
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    I understand." – No, you're lying, you're
    not understanding. Be in that condition
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    and then you got to tell me what it is.
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    There's a lot of health problems.
    The people are overcrowded,
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    There're a lot of outbreak of
    diseases at different times.
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    And people are congested in
    containers and in other
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    not-deserving human shelter areas.
    I understand them on one side
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    but on one side I refuse
    to understand them.
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    I mean this is a very well developed
    countries. Not only I don't point fingers
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    only,
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    because I wanna avoid pointing fingers on
    specific countries because this problem
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    is a global concerned problem. Gated
    communities everywhere in the world
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    and it's not only here in
    German', it's everywhere!
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    So this message I'm sending
    is going to everywhere.
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    And I remember, in Eisenhüttenstadt,
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    you're put in 5..10 people... 20 people
    – not 20, I don't wanna lie –
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    but at least 10 people could be in one room.
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    And you can't say anything about ist.
    You're from different country. We don't
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    understand each other culture-wise, language-
    wise, everything. But you still are forced
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    to live together. There is no freedom
    of education like I wanted,
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    to further my education. There is nothing
    like
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    that. The bureaucratic is another story.
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    Leave it aside. But so complicated that
    you can't be who you wanna be!
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    And my question was all the time: When this
    difficult condition where you're not allowed
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    to work, you're not allowed to go to school,
    you're not allowed to function like a
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    normal human being! You're not even
    allowed to go out and visit Berlin,
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    the first time you are...
    I asked myself is this a perfect Welcome
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    in German'? Keep in isolated, damage,
    and not giving us
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    the freedom to move out and see
    people. Everybody is like this:
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    tired, sad: "You go to the office, you ask..."
    Not everybody! Some people.
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    I remember the first time I visited
    there, I went to a woman and I said:
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    "Is this true? Is this where I am? Is this
    really true? Is this happening to me?"
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    I was like: "In a moment I don't
    know where the hell I was!"
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    I thought my life was over!
    – No, it wasn't over,
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    it was the beginning.
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    And I asked her – Thank you –
    and I asked her
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    "What's going on? Can I go out?" And she
    said: "Was??" – "Do you speak English?"
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  • 47:05 - 47:08
    "Was?? Deutsch, bitte!" And I was
    like: "I can't speak Deutsch!" -
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    "Was?? Raus, bitte, nächst'..."
    – "Can I please have a permission
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    to go out at least see the city or
    something, because I'm not having
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    a contact with my family, no relation
    whatsoever, I'm really dying
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    of trauma here!" – "Was?? Raus, bitte!
    Nächst', nächst' bitte! Nächst'!"
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    You have no choice! You have
    no voice! You got to leave!
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    That was some of the difficult
    moments I remember.
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    But there were also nice people in the same
    Eisenhüttenstadt. Working as a social worker.
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    Very kind generous and very supporting.
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    But all of a sudden life wasn't easy
    basically. I remember there was
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    this small internet area I don't think
    it's their fault that's the only space
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    they were given. Refugee inspection (?)
    where you can just go and google something.
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    And I would like to ask everybody in the
    audience to give them a big 'pplause
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    because they're doing
    a beautiful job there.
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    applause
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    Thanks. So the life in Eisenhüttenstadt
    was completely a very...
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    problem with slides projection
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    helper approaching again
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    Yes, so out of my transfer
    in Brandenburg,
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    still in Brandenburg I went to...
    Life wasn't easy and blabla...
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    everybody knows how hard it is and
    not everybody can understand this.
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    I went transfered after 2 months or 3 months
    of... When you are new in German'
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    you're transfered to another refugee camp.
    Then I was in Bestensee.
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    And I was asking myself: Back
    home I was somebody,
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    I had my own dog, I had my own little
    money, I had my own life beautiful.
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    Here you come you're nothing! I wanted
    to find a way I could help myself
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    get out of this terrible situation. Put myself
    at least somehow at distance (?) out of it,
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    then help others get out of it.
    And then I asked the manager
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    how I can help the community and I was
    an English assistant teacher in this area.
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    The beautiful teachers were very supportive,
    many of them could not speak English.
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    But the beautiful heart was there. So
    kind, so generous. Very supporting
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    and loving! I could not ask more.
    They were so kind and nice.
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    Can we give them a big round of applause,
    to my beautiful teachers!?
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    applause
    If you don't mind!
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    And I encountered a lot of problems while
    I was working in the school because
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    if you work there they said the socials said
    (?)
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    the school wanted to pay me
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    but the socials said "No, we can't."
    And the socials said,
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    I can only work 1 hour 1 Euro.
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    A whole hour you are paid 1 Euro,
    Schilling...
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    Do you understand the meaning of 1 Euro!?
    Can somebody give me 1 Euro?
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    Each one of you give me 1 Euro.
    And then we see how much it is.
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    Smiling amused
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    So this was... But they made it a difference
    and they said: "We wanna have you
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    and do everything possible within our power
    to
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    support you. Because you are supporting us."
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    Because, I wanted to do something useful
    with my life because in the refugee camps
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    all that we do is either drink, fight...
    It's not our choice.
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    That's where we are put in. We're so much
    isolated and outside of the community.
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    The community is completely gated.
    And then we are put in a very complete
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    isolation situation. We need to stand up
    together and make a difference
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    by breaking these gated community. Each and
    every individual of us, we have to.
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    And find a way to.
    applause
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    Thank you, Vielen Dank!
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    And then, well I was in Bestensee.
    This place is called Bestensee,
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    some of you might come from here
    I don't know. I was also part of a...
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    a sport club because I love sports.
    And I remember them giving me...
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    Nee... Nooo!
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    I'm sometimes Clown so that's why
    sometimes I behave like this. chuckles
  • 51:26 - 51:30
    This was a beautiful picture from
    their T-Shirt and the sports club,
  • 51:30 - 51:34
    they bought me. And... "you are nobody you
    have nobody but somebody's there for you
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    loving you supporting you and doing
    everything for you." I was so lucky.
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    And I wanted to do something for
    the community. And I was like:
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    "What can I do to help people?" And the
    children I used to love wherever they're
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    in the world. And these are some of the things...
    10 minutes left sign – Thank you –
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    ...these are some of the things I was
    trying to do just to escape from stress.
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    I didn't wanna drink, I didn't wanna do bad
    things. I just wanted progress with my life.
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    And these are some of the things I tried to
    do.
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    chuckles on next slide
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    So please let us get used to
    the name newcomers,
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    not refugees. And these were my
    beautiful communities I was doing twice
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    in the whole of German'. And if you want
    to invite me in some of the cities
  • 52:18 - 52:23
    I have never seen, do that
    and give me one bread and
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    I was... I'm basically an international speaker
    and I have been going to different places
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    talking to the people and trying to give
    them some hope together with the support
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    as there are a lot of nice people in Deutschland,
    for example. I can talk about German',
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    not elsewhere. There are a lot of nice people
    who wanna do something but they don't know
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    how.
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    So I don't like to generalize. And for those
    of
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    us who are defined as racists I don't belive
  • 52:43 - 52:46
    in the word racism. I think it's about lack
    of
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    information. When people understand
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    who we are where we come from and
    what problems we went through
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    I think they will be kind, nice and generous.
    To understand us and support us.
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    So if we continued that those people
    who discriminate us and that then
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    we discriminate them I don't think we
    are going anywhere. The best way...
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    If a killer kills and then you kill this is
    not the best way to move forward.
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    It's about trying to figure out how best
    can we try to make both sides together
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    and I'm doing a project called, a program
    called "United Action". And the idea behind
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    is
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    visiting refugee camps, creating events,
    bringing the community
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    and the newcomers together because
    I don't wanna only say: "Support us,
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    newcomers, newcomers." There are
    people in the community who are vulnerable,
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    who are poor and they need help. And
    that's the reason why they don't want us.
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    They feel jealous and it's their right. I
    mean
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    they're human beings, they're not perfect.
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    So we got to find a way to fit both
    sides together, to come together.
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    And support each other. And that's my
    idea behind "United Action". I believe
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    when we all of us come together,
    do things together, eat together,
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    the rest of the bridge will just slowly
    fall down, like the "Berliner" Wall.
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    applause
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    Thank you!
    applause
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    This one of the photos when I was in
    Neuhardenberg. And these are
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    part of the friends that were helping
    me going there taking food and drinks
  • 54:14 - 54:18
    and stuffs and just having a good time
    with the people. And trying to figure out
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    what we could do together. I have a
    Facebook page called... I don't want this
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    keynote speech to be my
    own advertising thing,
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    but I just wanna give you more information
    about myself so that you know
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    who you're talking to and if you
    need more questions or you have
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    anything to tell me you better
    meet me outside later with 1 Euro.
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    audience chuckling
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    Joking, don't give me any Cent!
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    And these are still some of the events
    and I love being happy. I mean
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    happiness is my family. And hope
    is my family. Without losing hope
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    and happiness we can be somewhere.
  • 55:01 - 55:04
    And this was still Neuhardenberg with
    the team and we were doing a wonderful
  • 55:04 - 55:11
    amazing thing. This was a group I've been
    supporting and they won some awards.
  • 55:11 - 55:16
    And this is my beautiful visit to
    the beautiful German parliament
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    with my Coca Cola.
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    Please! Stand for Change! Please
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    call us our names or any other beautiful
    name or our personal names!
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    And we got to find a way to figure
    out how best we can call each other.
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    We don't have to call ourselves Refugees
    anymore. Because this word
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    has been used in the wrong way. We
    are meant to be very vulnerable.
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    We are meant to be nothing! We are
    somebody just like anyone of you!
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    We only lost our home and family.
    We are human beings
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    just like anyone of you! We can do
    something. Don't look at the word!
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    Look at us as a human being. As a person,
    as somebody in a capable position
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    to do something. Don't you believe we
    are human beings? Then get rid of this name!
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    applause
  • 56:15 - 56:19
    Thank you!
    Situations should never define us.
  • 56:19 - 56:24
    What should define us is
    the name "human being".
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    And the respect we label to each other.
  • 56:27 - 56:34
    And I would like to send a message to the
    world: These Gated Community issues
  • 56:34 - 56:38
    is a global issue.
    Please let us try to promote
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    Peace, Love, Unity. Break
    the isolation. Come together!
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    Support each other! Love each other!
    Love each other! Love each other
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    and love each other again!
    And be there whatever possible.
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    I can't say more words than
    this, I just wanna say:
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    Thank you so much to everyone of
    you. And I want you to go home...
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    Not you, you are the wrong audience,
    I think. You know what's you doing already.
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    Thank you so much to that! But for those of
    us who don't know what Gated Community
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    means and how we can break the
    silence: take the responsibility,
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    go out, do a lot of awareness campaign
    and find a way to kill and delete
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    this gate. Let us open the gate
    with open arms for everybody
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    regardless of who you are. Let us stand
    with one name as human beings.
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    Don't believe in the name of a nationality.
    Don't believe in the name of stupid colors,
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    always respect the human dignity.
    "Don't lose hope in the name of humanity!"
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    This was a word Linus [Neumann] told me
    several times and I loved it and that's why
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    I wanna say it right now with you all.
    And...
  • 57:49 - 57:53
    the first question says: "If you
    were me what would you do?"
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    Imagine, you are this.
    pointing at her face and clothing
  • 57:54 - 57:58
    Pointing at someone in audience front row
    What would you do?
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    I don't know, it's a decision you're making,
    answer belongs to you.
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    "What would you wish from the Hacker community?"
  • 58:03 - 58:06
    What I wish from the Hacker community
    is that you're doing a great job.
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    Keep the good work. Give us more internet,
    in the Heims, we don't have this.
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    Do this for us everywhere
    in Germany, everywhere!
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    applause
  • 58:16 - 58:24
    Please visit all the refugee camps
    next to you, whereever you live!
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    Find a way you can make a difference
    by helping these camps and
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    some of the excuses that politicians
    use why they don't give internet
  • 58:31 - 58:33
    to us is: They said we
    might watch Porno.
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    shouting:
    Whoo hooo!
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    What a stupid excuse!! Shame!!
    Shame Shame Shame Shame Shame!!
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    Thank you so much, everybody! I will be here
    for 4 days, I will be having 2 workshops
  • 58:49 - 58:52
    and if you're interested more,
    kindly let us make together and
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    love you so much!! And I hope
    everybody enjoyed the speech
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    and no more words to say! Just say again
    Thank you and Thank you to the Angels
  • 59:01 - 59:08
    Thanks to all the people who are trying
    to do this beautiful congress as successful.
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    Stay Peace and I wanna be the first person
    – I don't know if I'm the first person –
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    I wanna say "Happy New Year!". Maybe we don't
    know each other and we hopefully will meet
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    again.
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    Happy New Year to all of you.
    Big love! Be Peace and Unity!
  • 59:20 - 59:22
    I salute to you all!
    Thank you so much, everybody!
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    huge applause
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    postroll music
  • 59:37 - 59:44
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Title:
Fatuma Musa Afrah: Keynote
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Duration:
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