My partner, Rhimou, and I identified a need in ethnic minority communities, where a lack of education and exposure to new languages, leads them to feel excluded and isolated. Despite enrolling in adult learning classes, they often revert back to their mother tongue and fail to make progress and integrate into society. My partner and I have personally experienced this challenge and are committed to finding a solution. Through our experience volunteering with various organizations, we have learned the importance of food in bringing communities together. We plan to open a kitchen where our volunteers can communicate in English by writing recipes and discussing their dishes. We believe that this approach will be successful in helping these people feel integrated into society.
Amel Bennaceur & Rhimou