Freudelys, 12, is a Venezuelan who has been in Trinidad for a few months. After a shaky start she’s adjusting to a new life.
When I first came to Trinidad about six months ago it felt like a totally different world but I’m adapting more and more. I like the way some people treat me. Some are unkind, but most have welcomed me. I feel grateful to them. I like the environment too. And the food. Well, a little bit!
I live with my mum and cousins and my aunt. We left me uncle. I miss my family and friends and my school and Venezuelan food. Many things. It was hard getting here. I came on a boat to join my mum. I was crying on the journey. I thought I would never see my family or my friends again - the boat was jumping and jumping. It was horrible. It felt like the end of the world.
School is good as I get to meet people there because I don’t have many friends where I live. I spend most of my time with my cousin. My mum works a lot.
I want to go back to Venezuela to fix things, but I also like being in Trinidad because I can learn a second language, which is important.