Not just any guy, Lawrence Tijjani’s tenacity and determination is a lesson to us all.
His ongoing work to give young people that well-needed leg up is admirable
Laura Raphael BBC THREE
Lawrence's raw and revealing sharing of his story lifts a lid on what real resilience looks like.
Watch it. Be inspired. Then go get what's yours!.
Tim Campbell MBE
About the documentary
EXPERIENCE FIRSTHAND how Lawrence recovers from setback after setback, from failing his GCSEs to learning how to walk again following a severe epileptic attack. He opens up about how much of a toll this took on his mental health and his difficulty in knowing what to do. Finally, Lawrence shares how he used his pain to find his purpose in life, helping young people from underserved/marginalised communities reach their full potential.
After watching this documentary, you will truly understand what it means to be resilient.
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TJ Ajose Director
Raphael Akinrinade Production Manager
David Alade Director/Producer
About Lawrence Tijjani
Lawrence Tijjani is a former teacher, entrepreneur, epileptic and advocate for social mobility. Lawrence has worked with young people for over 16 years, from the classroom to creating bespoke mentoring programs for Google UK to help young people develop practical life and employability skills. Lawrence believes there is no point in giving people a seat at the table if you don’t give them cutlery to eat!
About JustAGuy CIC
Just A Guy CIC is a non-profit, on a mission to empower young people to reach their full potential, by acquiring the interpersonal skills required to thrive as adults and boost employability prospects. We are committed to working with young people from underserved and marginalised communities by creating opportunities for them to drive their own social mobility. We provide 14-22-year-olds with access to high-quality advice through our Spotlight talks, mentoring and workshops.