Omar Shaaban’s academic path has been atypical, marked by challenges and resilience. Despite difficulties and repeating grade 7, he entered MMKN’s academic program in Grade 8 funded by the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Fund. Engaging in WhatsApp sessions, Omar found vital support from volunteer youth, a stark contrast to his regular classroom experience. Grateful for the assistance, he expressed amazement at the simplicity of explanations compared to his school environment. This exposure sparked Omar’s interest in volunteering.
In a group session, Omar’s father acknowledged the substantial impact, contributing over 50% to his son’s academic progress. The educational program not only reignited Omar’s motivation to study but also inspired him to consider the importance of giving back through volunteering.