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#Ourheroes – The Story of Khalid Mehmood Gill


“My name is Khalid Mehmood Gill. I work as an interpreter in the Diaplous Project in Ioannina.

I chose to do this work and offer my support to vulnerable groups because I would like to help people, especially unaccompanied minors, to go on with their lives and set goals and dreams for their future.”


What is the most important and valuable service the project offers to beneficiaries, and why?

I would say that all the services are critical. The holistic methodology for the psychosocial support we follow is one of the most valuable things because we have seen the results in the well-being of unaccompanied minors.


What changes would you make if you could do the project over again? 

I want to work more on the empowerment and integration of unaccompanied minors in the local society, but this does not depend only on this project but on the general philosophy of our society.


Can you share a good and a bad or difficult experience you had during the programme?

I would say that most of the experiences were very good and especially when we see the unaccompanied minors learn new things and be happy in their life as it is right now. One challenging experience is listening to stories of unaccompanied minors that are very painful, and I must interpret without being “inside” the story.


What are your wishes and plans for the future?

I wish all unaccompanied minors to have dreams for their lives and a better future wherever they live! And for all over the world to have peace.

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