Explaining to the people around me where I came from, my culture and the customs in my home community was a good way for them to better know and understand me. It took me a bit because I didn’t felt like explaining my origins to everyone. But when I found persons with whom I felt comfortable, I talked about it and it was useful also to remind me of my roots and to better understand my own story. I also wanted to know more about the place I arrived at, so I asked a lot of questions about. In this way I realized that there are not only differences but also similarities between the people and our culture and traditions.


Explain about your roots, culture and context of origin to the trusted persons around you in the new place.