Noureen is from Pakistan and has been living in Denmark since 2012. She came here to be with her Pakistani husband who has lived here since he was a teenager. She had been separated from her husband for the first two years of their marriage while she waited in Pakistan for her Danish residence permit.
She has a degree in pedagogy from Pakistan and was a teacher with deaf and hearing-impaired children. She also tutored other children outside the school.
She had a tough time when she first came to Denmark acclimatising to a new culture and environment. This began to turn around when she started learning Danish at the language school which kept her occupied and gave her more social interaction. She was also then able to do work experience at a local kindergarten.
Noureen completed her language course in 2015 and now would like to balance a family and a future career working with children. She and her husband intend to remain in Denmark despite still having family in Pakistan.