The upper level of our society should initiate the factor of supporting and promoting the lower level of society so they can also move forward, now the question arises that how a tiny portion of their wealth can help and totally change the mode of life of the people who actually deserve it and who strive for it, Here is an example of one Egyptian high school student who demonstrates this notion.
An Approach of Omar Soliman
Omar Soliman wanted to study Computer Science but having financial issues he could not afford the fee of Science stream hence, he tried his luck with Egypt’s billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris, by sending him a tweet, asking him that if he could help him to bear the heavy fee structure of the “Nile University” by providing him scholarship as without a scholarship, he would have to study commerce, which he is not fond of. Read more: Saudi Teacher in Trouble After Taking Kids to Witness Washing of the Dead body
Here We Should Know About Naguib Sawiris
Naguib Sawiris is a descendant of Egypt’s wealthiest family. His brother Nassef is also a billionaire. He built a fortune in telecom, selling “Orascom Telecom” in 2011 to Russian telecom firm “Vimpel Com (now Veon)” in a multibillion-dollar transaction.
With a net worth amounting to $2.9 billion, Sawiris is considered the fifth richest Arab, according to Forbes. His brother, Nassif Sawiris, is the richest person in the Arab world, with his net worth totaling $6.4 billion. Read more: How Four Robbers were Caught Using Satellite Technology in Saudi Arabia
Coming Back to the Account of Soliman (High School Student) and Sawiris (The Billionaire Businessman)
The high school student stated that he is doing Coding since childhood and is very much inspired to pursue his interest in Computer Science and in another tweet he stated that he is facing “psychological and financial difficulties,” adding that he would prefer not to seek a qualification in a field he is not interested in. Which means that he would not like to continue his studies if he will not get admission in Computer Science a field of his interest which he dreamt from childhood.
- The tweet which was sent to Sawiris on Tuesday by Soliman was:
@NaguibSawiris مينفعش تدي طالب ثانوية عامة غلبان زيي نفسه يدرس Computer Science منحة لجامعة النيل ولا اتوكل علي الله وأدخل تجارة؟ 😂😂
— Omar Soliman (@omars3liman) March 26, 2019
TRANSLATED: “@NAGUIBSAWIRIS HOW ABOUT YOU OFFER A STRUGGLING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT LIKE ME A SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY COMPUTER SCIENCE AT NILE UNIVERSITY? OR DO I TRUST GOD AND STUDY COMMERCE?”
- At this Sawiris responded to his tweet in 30 minutes in the phrasing of :
ينفع ابعتلى تليفونك https://t.co/s6V8BAXhL1
— Naguib Sawiris (@NaguibSawiris) March 26, 2019
TRANSLATED: “THAT IS FEASIBLE, SEND ME YOUR PHONE NUMBER.”
Afterward, Soliman confirmed that the businessman Sawiris was actually funding his tuition fees at Nile University, and said that he did not expect such a response. Soliman expressed his gratitude to Sawiris on Twitter, writing,
TRANSLATED: “I’M VERY GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL TO YOU UNTIL THE LAST BREATH IN MY LIFE!”
This shows how a small share of your assets and support can change the life of a new generation. Many other businessmen should follow the path of Sawiris, he really set a very good example of providing the opportunity to the lower level to come up and make this world a better place to live in.