What is it like to attend a public school in Dearborn, Michigan, as an eight-year-old who just escaped war-torn Yemen?
DEARBORN, United States - In many ways, eight-year-old Khaled al-Sameai is just like any other third-grader from suburban Detroit. He loves to play soccer with his friends, his favourite school subject is art and when he grows up, he wants to be a pilot.
But unlike the average elementary-schooler, Khaled came to the US for the first time just eight months ago, fleeing war-torn Yemen with his family. He is just one of dozens of recently arrived immigrant students at Salina Elementary, a public school in Dearborn, Michigan, that serves the city’s sizable Yemeni-American community.