Save Your Strength
I don’t like to talk about the past. I only think about my life now, in the refugee camp. It is nice here. We have a dance group, and there are six of
us who practice every day.
I love dancing and choreography more than anything. When I grow up, I would like to be a rap teacher.
I survived the war because I was brave. And I would advise other children in a war to be brave, too. Think as little as possible about what has happened to you, and this will save your strength.
Zilhalda Jakypovic, 12
At 9, Zilhalda was wounded in a mortar attack and spent three months
in a concentration camp. The attack was launched against a line
of 10,000 refugees and also killed Zilhalda’s mother.