Moutaz Muhammad Abu Ismail
Former Fulbright Scholar, Palestine
I am a 31-year-old married high school teacher from Khan Yunis, Gaza who spent one year in the U.S. on a Fulbright Cultural Exchange Program teaching Arabic. I am also the father of a 16-month-old son and 4-month-old daughter who remain in Gaza with my wife. I am writing to you to inquire about sponsorship of myself as a master's student in Gaza.
As I am sure you are aware, life is very difficult in Gaza. Although I am employed as a high school English teacher, my salary is only 40% paid. It is difficult to provide my family with adequate food or lodging. Our home was partially destroyed in the 2014 war, and since then my whole family is living with my parents in two rooms. We have electricity only three hours a day, safe water is hard to come by, and we live under constant threat of renewed violence.
In 2015, I was accepted in the Turkish government scholarship in the PhD program to but I could not travel due to the closure of the border by Egypt and Israel. I LOST the scholarship and became dismayed and disappointed as I see my dreams turning in vain. In 2018 I was accepted in the Fulbright program as a Teaching Assistant Georgia Southern University, USA, and I had the chance to teach graduate Student and became very successful and happy.
I am back again to Gaza so that I finish my master's degree, ONLY thesis left and I need your one last financial push up to finish my dream. So in the name of humanity, please stand with a Palestinian who dreams big and who is willing to help his country out.
I am grateful for whatever assistance you can offer and look forward to hearing from you.