Opened new driving-school – then corona struck
– It’s a very strange situation. I’m trying to get clients through my homepage and Facebook and let people know I’m here at Norra station. It isn’t exactly easy, says Jesin Moaalla.
Have you got any clients?
– I have a few that I’ve started to work with, so I’m hoping the corona virus will soon let up so that I can get more.
What are you doing at the driving-school to prevent spreading infection?
– I spray everything with disinfectant after each pupil, and I’m planning to get face-masks as well. We have tuition by video for theory lessons and theory tests.
Can you manage economically?
– Not at the moment, to be honest. I have a ”start-your-own” grant to be able to run my business to start with. Now I’m trying to find clients in other parts of Skåne. I’ve no idea how long the corona virus will affect us.
Jesin Moalla says that his business is not the only one to be affected by corona.
– These are hard times, and it’s difficult for more businesses than mine at the moment. This business is just a drop in the ocean compared to all the big concerns that are affected.
How long can you hold out?
– I’m not afraid to take chances, and I always look on the bright side. I don’t give up so easily.
Born: in Tunisia.
Lives: in Hässleholm.
Family: Married with three children.
Just now: Started Mala driving school in April. Offers tuition in Swedish, Arabic, French and English.
Background: Studied computer science at Chalmers. Worked for a time in programming, then changed to working in a restaurant. Has run four restaurants. Trained as a driving instructor. Has worked for thirteen years in driving schools all over the country.