Modar Saad came to Belgium in 2015, having fled military service in his war-torn homeland of Syria. He enrolled in the Welcome Student Refugee programme at VUB so he could complete his second master’s degree in civil engineering. Since then, he has almost graduated and after a series of interviews he has three job offers to choose from. Once he has finished studying Dutch, he’s going to focus on French. And while he misses his family and the chaos of Syria, he feels at home in Belgium. “I want to continue building my life here and show that I can contribute to society.”
Read the article written by Ebe Daems. Photos by Brecht Goris.