Moutaz Muhammad Abu Ismail
Date: April 4th, 2019
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am a 31-year-old married high school teacher from Khan Yunis, Gaza who is currently spending 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 PhD.a student in Malaysia.
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 becoming in vain. In 2018 I was accepted in the Fulbright program as a TeachingAssistant Georgia Southern University, USA, and I had the chance to teach graduate Student and became very successful and happy. Yet, the program has nearly come to an end; it will on May 12th this year. Only one month left and I will have to go back to Gaza again.
Yet, I believe I should make a better future for me and my family before I go back to Gaza. I decided to finish my PhD in Political Science, my dream. My friends there helped me to obtain the admission and I am now admitted toUniversity of UKM in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To start a life there as a student, you need a lot of money since you will pay for the tuitions and for living expenses I need is your support to achieve the amount of money in Gofundme to be able to finish my education and to help my family there in Gaza.
I am grateful for whatever assistance you can offer and look forward to hearing from you.