Jeanette Marshal & Adele Juraza Silver

Service Design

Year of study
4th Year

Edinburgh Napier University

Language is the first step into integrating to a new culture.

With the wait time in some areas of the UK being three years to attend a beginner’s English class, this could be isolating and potentially damaging to a refugee’s mental and sometimes physical health.

The Cookhouse joins locals with refugees to help them learn English through learning, sharing recipes, food and experiences: creating a cultural exchange.

With a series of three books, The Cookhouse helps build the refugees’ confidence with speaking, reading & writing the English language as well as building a stronger community.