Living without parents is hard for Mohammad
After being granted asylum, life can be tough if you are an unaccompanied minor in Sweden, says teenager Mohammad Rezaie, who misses his family.
Mohammad Rezaie came to Sweden two years ago from Afghanistan, via Iran. He has been granted asylum in Sweden and has his residency permit. He lives in a home for unaccompanied minors in Motala, south central Sweden.
"I feel a heavy weight on my shoulders without my parents. At school when I see parents take part in different activities, it is painful to be reminded that I am not in the same situation as other boys my age," he says.
He takes care of his own food shopping, cooking and cleaning, but tries to get away to do sports as often as he can. He likes football, kick-boxing and swimming.
"Twice a week I go to the swimming pool. When I came to Sweden I did not know how to swim, but we learnt at school."
This story is part of a series about the everyday lives of unaccompanied minors in Sweden, young people who have come here without their parents.