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Starting a new life in a country of your former colonizer sounds like a nice dream. You don’t have to learn the language and you are in Europe, the assumed paradise. That’s what Wahabou thought when he was a teenager. He and his family came all the way from Senegal to live a life in Paris, the capital of France. According to Wahabou the most beautiful city of the world.
Around 5 years ago Wahabou got the shock of his life. His sister called him that he had to come home quickly. The building, where he, his family and other illegal immigrants lived, was on fire! ‘The first image I saw was my mother coming down from the 4th floor, on the fireman's ladder.’ Twenty persons died in that fire. Living a life in Paris as an illegal immigrant can sometimes be very dangerous. Because of this Wahabou founded an organization after the fire, in memory of the people who did not survive. He goes to unsafe buildings, hangs up smoke detectors and trains the inhabitants how to act in case of a fire.