Brussels: Networking

Muhammet Yilmaz did not have any role models who could help him with school or choosing a study. His path to a successful job as a lobbyist in Brussels took many detours before leading him to where he is today. During his long, complicated search, he discovered the importance of networking. According to Muhammet, networking is making friends.

Amsterdam: Perseverance

Miriyam Aouragh, 39, was a girl from East Amsterdam, who wouldn't let anything hold her back. She took the long path from lower vocational track secondary school, to middle vocational education, progressing on to higher vocational education before finally reaching university. She has a PhD in Anthropology. Miriyam's motto is: look further, don't let anything hold you back, get off the beaten track. She now works in Oxford, England and has just won the prestigious Leverhulm research scholarship.

Hamburg: Equality

Her mother was the first girl in her Turkish village to go to school. Bilinc Ercan, 31 and born and bred in Hamburg, has never doubted that girls can achieve as much as boys. For her, studying was an obvious choice. The day before this interview, she obtained her PhD in law.

Rotterdam: Connecting

Halil Karaaslan chose to become the type of teacher that he so badly wanted when he was at school. As a social studies teacher, he draws strength and inspiration from his Turkish and Muslim background to help him communicate with today's mixed classrooms. Bruce Lee was Halil's role model when he was at school, and Halil now realizes that he is also someone who builds bridges between East and West as he helps his pupils to understand themselves and each other.

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Paris: Constructing

Youness Bourimech was born and bred in a suburb in the French capital. He was 20 before he realised that he lived only four miles from the metropolitan city of Paris. This changed his view of the world, but Youness is still attached to his neighbourhood, he chose to build his company in the Bondy neighbourhood.

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Pathways 2 Success - English

Pathways 2 Success is an educational kit with five short films portraying children of immigrants who walked their pathway to success.They tell us about the obstacles they surmounted and the chances they created. All of them have an inspiring motto to share with the next generation of students.

the 5 films are available here: to watch them, use the buttons to the left.

 

Pathways 2 Success - English

the 5 films are available here: to watch them, use the buttons to the left.

Pathways 2 Success is an educational kit with five short films portraying children of immigrants who walked their pathway to success.They tell us about the obstacles they surmounted and the chances they created. All of them have an inspiring motto to share with the next generation of students.

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