I planned to enroll in the uni this year, but instead, I am not even sure we will have a permanent home for the summer – Ania, refugee from Kyiv region

My name is Ania, and I’m in the 11th grade now. After the war started, my mom and I moved abroad. We have already been to Romania and Bulgaria and are now staying in Austria. We were looking for housing everywhere, but it is difficult now. Before the war, I combined work and studying since I am a professional model. It is tough with these two spheres nowadays.

We don’t want to and don’t plan to stay in Austria (or somewhere abroad), and I hope to return home soon. At my school in Ukraine, we have distance learning now, and I focus on it, so combining it with studying in Austria is very difficult. It seems to me that I need to choose one school because the lessons are held at the same time. It seems my future doesn’t exist now. Not only have I lost access to education, but I have also lost access to work, school, friends, and home. I planned to enroll in the uni this year to gain success as a model, but instead, I am not even sure we will have a permanent home by the summer.