Mohamad Rahimeh’s incredible culinary venture is as inspiring as he is. We’re so proud and privileged to have him as one of our students.
Mo started cooking in the Calais jungle when a friend of his became ill. He soon discovered a hidden talent and once in London, Mo quickly founded his Syrian lunch club. Hosted in Lost Boys Pizza in London’s Archway, the events now quickly sell-out and now his business has been featured in national newspaper The Guardian!
His teacher, Nicky, tells us “I’m so impressed with Mo’s motivation and resilience. Despite losing so much, he is so determined to be successful, to share his story and culture to help people understand the situation in Syria.”
Mohamad already has a good level of English having had to learn quickly upon his arrival to the UK, but he has learned simply from speaking to others, and from listening to those he speaks to at work and in the street.
When he started studying with us he told us how formal English classes are so essential in providing him with the language he needs to do business. In order to expand the lunch club into a successful, large scale venture he needs to pitch to investors, write letters to the bank, deal with contracts, and that’s the kind of language you don’t learn from every day chit-chat.
We’re really privileged to be able to work with Mo on this venture and everyone at LBB is incredibly inspired by his ambition and resilience.