photography / documentary: generation exile / berlin refugee youths: KHei_BER_Abdul_06

Abdul has to promise Ingeborg that, yes, he will eat his Muesli in the mornings, and no longer go to school on an empty stomach. As his eighteenth birthday drew close, it remained unclear whether Abdul would be granted a discretionary extension of youth protection. Things are working themselves out it seems, and not only was he approved for the additional aid, but he also met Ingeborg and her husband Woody. Ingeborg serves as a pro bono legal guardian for Abdul’s former roommate, and the couple decided to informally look after Abdul as well, mentoring him and assisting him with the myriad tasks and questions involved in beginning a new life in Germany.

Abdul has to promise Ingeborg that, yes, he will eat his Muesli in the mornings, and no longer go to school on an empty stomach. As his eighteenth birthday drew close, it remained unclear whether Abdul would be granted a discretionary extension of youth protection. Things are working themselves out it seems, and not only was he approved for the additional aid, but he also met Ingeborg and her husband Woody. Ingeborg serves as a pro bono legal guardian for Abdul’s former roommate, and the couple decided to informally look after Abdul as well, mentoring him and assisting him with the myriad tasks and questions involved in beginning a new life in Germany.