Mafoudia

Guinea

This is
Mafoudia Sacko (1999)

Country of origin
Guinea

In the Netherlands since
2013

Profession
Student

Loves
Theater

Still wants to 
Act in the High School Theather and go as much as possible to the theather

Misses
The beautiful weather in Guinea
 

“I’m at school here in order to learn Dutch as I only speak Susu. I was born in Guinea. My mother died when I was very young and my aunt brought me up. My father lived here, in Amsterdam.

Three years ago I came here, too, for a better future. I travelled on an aeroplane for the very first time. I screamed! I thought it was really scary. At Schiphol I ran to my father shouting, “papa, papa!”. All I did was scream and cry.

I go to school here and I really like it. We even went to the theatre. In Guinea I never went to school. I walk to school with my father every day. He can cook really well. He always asks me what I want to eat when I get home so when I get home dinner is ready. Then he’ll make something like chicken fillets. Delicious. Even though I miss African food.”

59 people in Amsterdam have the Guinean nationality

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