Rasha Aleeq | Entrepreneur

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Rasha Aleeq


Place of birth: Syria/Palestine

Favourite dish: Rice with Chicken

Favourite movie: Legends of the fall, Inception

Favourite quote: “Only I can change my life, no one can do it for me”

Superpower of choice: I would speak a lot of languages

Why did you join Refugees Forward?

I want to know more about the Dutch community and rules.

Could you tell us a bit about your background and what project you are going to be working on?

I am originally from Palestine, but I was born in Syria. I got my degree in English literature from Damascus University. I love to learn a new language, it’s like a challenge for me. After what happened in Syria, I was forced to leave to protect my family and start a new life. We moved to Istanbul, which was really difficult at first because no one speaks English. I had to learn how to speak Turkish so I could live there and try to find a job which would suit me. I ended up working in the tourism sector and in real estate. I had a lot of experience from there, so when I arrived here I thought it would be a good idea to start my own business in the same field.

Where do you see yourself in 2 years?

In 2 years I hope to be a successful business owner.