Syrian refugee ploughing ahead with Northern Ireland farm dream to help give other new arrivals a job
A Syrian farmer hopes to re-establish her arable career and love for the land in her new Northern Irish home.
Wejdan Ghazal arrived in Northern Ireland in August 2016 with her daughter, son and grandchildren. She is from Al Zabadani, a village outside Damascus, where she had an arable farm growing a fruit and vegetables.
Now living in Downpatrick, her aim is to lease a few acres of land so she can start farming again.
“My life in Northern Ireland is very nice,” says Wejdan via interpreter Zena Sultan, who is also Syrian. “I used to work in Syria and Lebanon, but here until now I couldn’t, especially as I don’t speak English well, so I feel bored.”
Source: The Belfast Telegraph
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