Photograph: Allan Li

“What was the happiest moment of your life?”

“It definitely had to be when my family and I immigrated to Canada. Before, life in Jordan wasn’t easy. My family was living in a desert camp, and we were too poor to afford to live in the city. It was really hard back then, but luckily we moved here to Canada. It’s for sure a lot better than my life before, and I am grateful for that.”

“Who are the most important people in your life?”

“It’s hard for me to name a specific person in my life who is important to me, but for sure I would say my family. Friends come and go, and personally, for me, my family is the most important thing in this world. I could live without seeing my friends again, but I can’t say the same for my mother, father, sister, and brother.”

“What do you see yourself doing in the next 10 years?”

“In the next ten years, I see myself finishing school and going to university to study what I am passionate about. I’ve always wanted to be a dentist my entire life, so hopefully, in ten years I get to start my own clinic and run it all by myself.”