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Mohammad

Chef's Assistant
At only 15 years old, Mohammad was forced to confront the terror of war and flee from Syria to Zarqa-Jordan with his family of six. Now he is a chef assistant at a high-end restaurant in Amman and pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Journalism.
Mohammad
’s story

At only 15 years old, I had no real direction on how to start my life." As a teenager turned refugee, Mohamed was lost. The adaptation process was complex, and the challenges were many. The experience was emotionally devasting, and the finances were minimal. Despite these challenges, with some support from his family, Mohamed managed to graduate from high school. He was eager to find a job to support his family and save money to continue his education, however, Jordan’s bleak employment landscape made it difficult. The highly competitive labor market made landing a job with his skills and qualifications, extremely hard. “Without solid employability skills, I had no chance of finding a job.” After a year of trying to endlessly find employment, he decided to join EFE’s culinary arts training in Jordan, where he learned the soft and technical skills required to succeed in the hospitality sector. "The training gave me direction and helped me gain tangible skills to find a sustainable job and earn a steady income." Mohamed now works as an Assistant Captain at Ren Chai Restaurant, ATICO Fakhreldin Group in Amman. He was able to quickly prove himself as a hard-working and diligent employee. He knows the value of having a job and is grateful to have been given the opportunity. "The training taught me everything I need to stand out against the competition and be where I am today. I have been at my job for three years now. Since the training, I have provided for myself and supported my family.” Thanks to his income, today he supports his family and has decided to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. He is able to support himself and pay for Journalism School. “I’m pursuing my education in journalism so one day I can become the voice of truth for those suffering." Along with his job and journalism school, Mohamed is now also interning at EFE-Jordan so that he can have work experience linked to journalism. "My future is bright filled with hope and aspiration."

At only 15 years old, I had no real direction on how to start my life." As a teenager turned refugee, Mohamed was lost. The adaptation process was complex, and the challenges were many. The experience was emotionally devasting, and the finances were minimal. Despite these challenges, with some support from his family, Mohamed managed to graduate from high school. He was eager to find a job to support his family and save money to continue his education, however, Jordan’s bleak employment landscape made it difficult. The highly competitive labor market made landing a job with his skills and qualifications, extremely hard. “Without solid employability skills, I had no chance of finding a job.” After a year of trying to endlessly find employment, he decided to join EFE’s culinary arts training in Jordan, where he learned the soft and technical skills required to succeed in the hospitality sector. "The training gave me direction and helped me gain tangible skills to find a sustainable job and earn a steady income." Mohamed now works as an Assistant Captain at Ren Chai Restaurant, ATICO Fakhreldin Group in Amman. He was able to quickly prove himself as a hard-working and diligent employee. He knows the value of having a job and is grateful to have been given the opportunity. "The training taught me everything I need to stand out against the competition and be where I am today. I have been at my job for three years now. Since the training, I have provided for myself and supported my family.” Thanks to his income, today he supports his family and has decided to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. He is able to support himself and pay for Journalism School. “I’m pursuing my education in journalism so one day I can become the voice of truth for those suffering." Along with his job and journalism school, Mohamed is now also interning at EFE-Jordan so that he can have work experience linked to journalism. "My future is bright filled with hope and aspiration."

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