No way. I have my own store and I’m very proud of it.
I was young, well educated and at around 16 I didn’t go to school. I was lost in this time. But around 20 I became aware that I must stand up and do something. So I decided to open my own store to repair electronical things.
I did a training of 3 years at a private institute and there I learned how to fix these things.
No, it wasn’t difficult at all. In Tunisia it’s so easy to open your own store.
My father, he is always supporting me and my whole family stands behind me.
I think so. I see young people drinking and wasting their time. Just like I did. I would like to give them an inspiration. I like your idea to be a role model. May I address directly he young people?
Young people of Tunisia, young people of Africa, young people from all over the world, your role model speaks to you: “You must stand up if you like to change your life because no one will do it for you!”
For the impact?
Interviewed by Sandra Hesse, social worker and student of politial science, techichal University, Munich, photo author unknown, published the 16th of Nov 17
Firass is 24 years old and has already his own „mck store”. He is repairing smartphones and computers.