9. Emdad Rahman; Building Wells in Ghana, Life and Death in Mecca and Supporting Refugees in Calais - The Big Travel Podcast

Episode 9
March 20 , 2018

9. Emdad Rahman; Building Wells in Ghana, Life and Death in Mecca and Supporting Refugees in Calais

London born Emdad Rahman, is a man who, although he has a day job helping kids stay in school, dedicates pretty much all of his spare time to raising money for charity – work that sees him building wells in Ghana, helping at orphanages in Morocco and delivering aid to refugees in Calais. As a practising Muslim he tells a story about his first trip to Mecca, a story of narrowly avoiding death which will make you shiver.. The son of Bangladeshi immigrants, he grew up in Tower Hamlets, a London borough of huge contrasts – being home to the relatively new shiny towers of the business district and also the narrow market streets of the old commercial heart of the city. He’s also obsessed with football and poetry – a love he combines by publishing football poetry. Yes that is a thing. And feels that the Gallagher brothers – yes those guys from Oasis – can do no wrong.