I am Human David Rawarpour. I was born on December 25th, 1976, in Arak, IranSince my childhood, I have grown up in the cities of Arak, Iranshahr, Bandar Abbas, Mashhad in Iran and Paris and Lille in France. As I have lived mostly in Mashhad, I have graduated there and also; my father is from there; I can identify myself as a Mashadi!
I have received my diploma in “auto mechanic” from Shahid Beheshti technical school and those studying period was one of my best memorable times. Then I received admissions from Isfahan University Mechanic Engineering, Tehran Air Force Aviation and Mashhad University Applied Mathematics. Finally, I chose Applied Mathematics and began to study.
In 1999, while studying the third year, I left the country illegally, and I asked asylum from The Netherlands. I got permanent residency from The Netherlands in 2003, and simultaneously I started to study Bachelor of Architecture Engineering and Master of Urban Engineering at Technical University of Delft.
I had my refugee travel document when I received my residency, which allowed me to travel through European countries. Then I started my first long trip in 2007 to Latin America for six months. I went to Guatemala to a Spanish language school for a few weeks; later, I continued to Belize, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Columbia.
When I returned home, I decided to move to Valencia in Spain. I attended Animation classes at Valencia Technical University. A year later, after finishing these classes, I returned to The Netherlands, and I started to work as a teacher in high school. I was teaching Computer Science, Mathematics and Technic. On 2011, I began to work in Radio Zamaneh in Amsterdam as Studio Manager, later on, I produced some radio programs, one of them was about the sport with Iraj AdeebZadeh, and the other one was about travelling. On those podcasts, I was talking about my previous travelling experiences.
In 2013, I started biking from The Netherlands towards Israel and Palestine. While biking, I continued producing my travelling podcast, which was called “Mosafer” (The Traveler). Also, I was attending schools within the countries I was passing for those six months of biking for my project of “For Children,” the project which I have begun since 2011 in The Netherlands.
On this project, I was talking to children about war and its impacts and peace, of course. I was trying to raise awareness about the war and discrimination negativity. It was a priceless experience.
In 2014, I returned to work as a teacher and also to Radio Zamaneh. I stopped teaching in 2016, and I focused on working full time in Radio Zamaneh as a “Citizen Journalism Project manager.”
When the project finished successfully, I started another trip from The Netherlands to Tajikistan by bike through middle Asian countries. Three months later, I began to work with Manoto TV on August 15th, 2016, which is currently continuing. I produce travelling documentaries that are broadcasting on a weekly bases.