English Transcript

My name is Gaya Ghanime. I am 15 years old. I came from Syria. I don’t have brothers or sisters.  I came to Canada on February 15. I travelled from Syria to Lebanon. When I was in Lebanon I made many friends from many countries, in Syria I didn’t feel safe. I stayed in Lebanon for four months before I left Syria. I made many friends, I miss them. In my school I learned basic English and Arabic, Armenian, English, and French. Then I travelled with my family to Pearson Airport. I felt safe and the people spoke the same language we speak, and the people were friendly. We went to the hotel and relaxed, and we went to the Arab Community Centre, then my uncle took us to his home. After that we bought a home. We went to school and I felt bad, but day after day I felt excited and with my friends I made moments that I can’t forget. They help me when I need it. All my friends speak Arab, the same language I spoke with my friends in Syria.

Arabic Transcript

أنا اسمي جايا غنيني, أنا عمري خمسة عشر سنة.
أنا أتيت من سوريا لا أملك لا أخ ولا أخت.
أتيت الى كندا بتاريخ 15/شباط.
سافرت من سوريا الى لبنان.
عندما كنت في لبنان أسست صداقات قوية جداً.
كان لدي الكثير من الأصدقاء الذين أحبهم في سوريا, ولقد اشتقت لهم كثيراً.
وأيضاً اشتقت لمدرستي التي علمتني اللغة العربية, والأرمنية, والانكليزية, والفرنسية.
أنا سافرت الى كندا مع عائلتي, وعندما وصلت الى تورونتو, شعرت بالأمان.
ولكني اشتاق لأصدقائي في سوريا, واشتاق لمدرستي أيضاً.
والحمد لله لأننا أتينا الى بلد آمن.