“I came from the Congo to Holland as a refugee in 1996. I came together with my father, brother and sisters. My father wanted us to have a better future. We first went to Germany, and my parents split up there. My father then took us to the Netherlands. Child protection quickly got involved and I ended up in various children’s homes. I ended up at a home in Amsterdam Zuid in 1998. It was a completely new environment; in the city everything is fast and it was really busy.