Sweden is welcoming many refugees. In proportion to the size of the country, at the present crisis Sweden has now received the most refugees. Where will they all be housed? Schools are being used. But not everybody is happy about it. In the last few days three schools have been burnt to the ground because they were going to be used to house refugees. How sad that some people don’t have a generous heart! Most of the refugees are from Syria, where there is a bad crisis.
Vaggeryd is one of the towns where refugees are allocated. For them and other people coming to Sweden there is a special program to study the language. Dad’s wife has the privilege to study Swedish together with them. At the school there is a waiting list; 20-25 are in line to come in.
The churches in town have a special program every Wednesday, a different kind of chat room I would call it. The students get to talk Swedish, have a cup of coffee, and sing songs. Here are some pictures from a visit Marco and I made to this chat room.
That was our short visit to the session for chatting Swedish and enjoying some singing. Marco was very attentive, as he has been all during this trip, and offered to carry my purse. “I’m used to it,” he said. “I’m usually carrying my wife’s purse or one of my daughters.” He has three grown daughters so he has good practice.
Marco has had some adventures of his own this week. He went to Lund with my friend Anita’s husband. Then he had a train ride from Lund to Nässjö, and a visit over the weekend with my brother Lasse. He came back and was as happy as can be.
More to follow…