The youth of Western Sahara can study at Universities in Morocco or Algeria, that makes them some of the most well-educated people in exile. But they are only allowed to follow specific courses as well as being discriminated trough their time of study. And after their education they must return to a life under Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara or to Refugee Camps in the Algerian desert. Both places with no prospect of using their knowledge in a job or contributing to their society.
Even though Aziza, Abdi, Mariem, Sidahmed and Rima are born and raised two different places – in occupied Western Sahara and in Sahrawi Refugee Camps – their experiences as Sahrawis are filled with challenges.
Aziza and Mariem are not their real names. They have been changed in order to keep their stories anonymous due to their safety.