Meet Shadi Shafiee

Since childhood, I knew I was meant to work with children and youth. Life had challenged me in ways no child should be challenged, but I grew to understand my experiences were there for a reason. Today, I have five years of experience working with children and youth in Sweden. My experience includes work in several treatment homes, outreach work, volunteer work with Save the Children Sweden and as a mentor. I have psychology studies in my background and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in social science in 2016.

Working in Africa had always been a dream for me. In 2015 I did my internship in Uganda at a safe home for pregnant teenagers. In the beginning of my stay, I visited programs for street children and fell in love. These vulnerable children made such an impact on my heart and I knew right away that life had taken me there for a reason. 

Working with street children is an extremely important and challenging work and at the same time highly rewarding. The joy these kids give me is priceless. I have promised my self to work hard, with all of my heart, to give these children a chance in life and fill their lives with as much joy and hope as they have given me.

Shadi Shafiee