People have conscious or unconscious biases against refugees. Maybe because they only know what they have seen in the media, they think that displaced people from Syria are uneducated, but that wasn’t true for me.”
At first, Maya wanted to study political science but she became obsessed with the planes flying in and out of Heathrow. This led her to change her mind…
“I chose aviation studies because I’d never heard of a female pilot who was also a refugee.
By sharing my story, I want to show that refugees want to live normal lives.
I believe that when people listen to what we have to say with enough compassion, real change becomes possible”
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You can read the rest of Maya’s amazing story here: