Search

My Camden Town: Clime-it founder Mubarak Mohamud ‘It’s a living dream helping kids turn their lives around’

12:00 31 March 2014

Clime-it Brothers founder Mubarak Mohamud. Picture: Polly Hancock

Clime-it Brothers founder Mubarak Mohamud. Picture: Polly Hancock

Archant

Mubarak Mohamud, 26, has lived in Camden Town since the age of four. He is the director of social enterprise shop Clime-it Brothers in Camden High Street which uses profits to help disadvantaged young people through theatre and music workshops.

If you were to sum up growing up in Camden Town, what would you say?

I honestly feel blessed to have grown up in Camden Town. The area is internationally known for its vibrant scenes, which has allowed me to make continuous friends with people all over the world - who I would have never probably met had it not been for Camden Town.

How has the area changed since you were younger?

I remember Camden Town being known for its uniqueness with most of its shops trading items and products that you could not get elsewhere. Sadly, in recent years this has rapidly declined as most shops on the high street are too focused on catering for tourists rather than for the community. It’s sad to see 75 per cent of the shops selling the same products, for example “I Love London” t-shirts.

If you were guest editor of the Ham & High for a day, what one local issue would you most like to see reported?

I would focus my article on “Change”, both social and environmental. Promoting positive change as a society, in order to help the environment and the animals that inhabit it.

What is the area’s best kept secret?

It’s not secret but I would have to say Primrose Hill. The view you get of London from the top of the hill on a clear summer night is unforgettable! I love it!

What have you learnt most from your work with young people and at Clime-it Brothers?

The experience I am currently having with my social enterprise Clime-it Brothers is nothing shorter than a living dream.

To help youngsters who were once at risk change their life around in a positive manner is so rewarding for all parties.

My passion is to creatively help people reach their full potential and I believe we are doing that everyday!

What makes you smile when you walk to work?

Knowing how far I have come as a person. From a youngster that was easily influenced into doing wrong to a young adult that is using his experiences and creative skills to help people not make the same mistakes I did. Hope that makes you smile too.

If you had to write your own epitaph, what would it say?

Success is a group effort, nobody can be successful alone. Live more! Smile more! Love more! Because what the mind can believe, the mind can also achieve.

Mubarak Mohamud was in conversation with Paul Wright.

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Yesterday, 17:41
Tributes have been paid to actor Burt Kwouk

Tributes have been paid to renowned Hampstead actor Burt Kwouk, famous for his role in the Pink Panther films.

Yesterday, 17:15
Tom Franklin, former chair of the Camden Green Party, pictured with Sian Berry and other supporters outside court

Eight protesters cleared of any wrongdoing for their part in an arms fair protest will not face a retrial after a judge refused an appeal lodged by the Crown.

Yesterday, 16:18
The Ratclliffe family when Gabriella was one week old

The husband of a West Hampstead mum who has been held for 50 days in Iran without charge has hit out at the government for not doing enough to secure her release.

Yesterday, 14:04
Heather Brett, with her mother, Nora

A daughter is urging hospitals to prioritise dementia care after her 90-year-old mother had a “traumatic” experience at the Whittington.

Mon, 17:50
Left to Right: Artist Dom Pattinson, Zebra One gallery owner Gabrielle du Plooy, actor  Phil Daniels and Blur's Dave Rowntree with artwork for auction at the Star Boot Sale

A fan has bid £6,500 on an outfit worn by former Spice girl Melanie Chisholm, which was among celebrity cast-offs being sold off at the Star Boot Sale on Sunday.

Mon, 14:44
Barnet and Camden's re-elected Assembly Member Andrew Dismore said the inquiry currently being undertaken by Barnet Councill into the polling day blunder is looking

Barnet and Camden Assembly Member Andrew Dismore has claimed the inquiry into the mayoral polling day debacle in Barnet is looking “increasingly like a whitewash”.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Mayor of Haringey Councillor Ali Ozbek. Photo: Polly Hancock

Haringey appointed its first mayor of Kurdish Alevi descent at a ceremony boosted with overseas family and the Turkish press on Monday.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Pets are leaping forward for initial photoshoots. Picture: Daniel Emani

An aspiring philanthropist is launching a Crouch End pets calendar to fundraise for animals abandoned in countries like Greece, Spain and Portugal hit by the eurozone crisis.

PROMOTED CONTENT

There are no rules when it comes to buying studio pottery beyond choosing what you love

With The Great Pottery Throwdown captivating viewers across the nation, pottery courses at capacity, and hipsters snapping up vintage studio pieces to display their succulents in and post on Instagram, studio pottery and ceramics are definitely having a moment.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe