Since I was 10 years old, I wanted to be a professional soccer player and play in the World Cup. I also wanted to be an astronaut and fly to the moon. Now, some dreams have come and gone. Growing up in a low-income household, with a low income just enough for life needs Only, in a poor neighborhood in Alexandria, Egypt., with low-income family makes you question if you can actually achieve success and become a good person or not! especially when you have to fight for your education.
In high school, I spoke to many people about college. I was told I had no chance of going to college because of my undocumented status and should instead worry about finding a job to provide for myself. I was devastated, I felt as if I had to quit on education because of circumstances out of my control. Instead, this conversation lit a fire in me that has yet to burn out because I am so eager to be someone.
I have succeeded to study hard and get to a governmental college here in Alexandria, Egypt which cost way less than the colleges I want to attend but it's at least a college that will lead me close to what I might want.
I have chosen en engineering Major and I have studied more than hard, I had to do a lot of volunteering work in order to raise my points in the college, I have donated over 315+ hours of volunteer service in the last four semesters. I used to work after college from 4 PM till 12 AM to afford my college expenses as my parents can't pay such money.
Sustaining myself on a part-time salary while working my way through college has caused me quite a bit of suffering over the past few years. There have been many times I wasn’t sure if I’d make ends meet or have food to eat. Sustaining myself, my parents and younger sister financially beginning at the age of 18 has been a difficult burden to bear. While it is difficult juggling all these activities, I am determined to be successful in all my endeavors. By the end of all this, I was able to work in a trading company as a data entry for their tons of work every day just to cover my expenses and help my parents financially as well.
I have succeeded in this and I have graduated from College with a good GPA, I was so open to have a work that fits my education and fits my dreams to develop myself and save my family from such a low life misery they have.
I have applied to a lot of companies, in Alexandria, Egypt or even other Cities all over Egypt but all of them require some special courses to be taken in order to join their teams. these courses can be taken in the Arab Academy for science and technology but it cost a lot, I went there to ask about the courses I need to take which is a lot into networking course and telecommunications courses like CCNA, CCNP, System Security, NetworkPlus and System Developer but I found out that it cost a lot of money that I can not even afford by working day and night...
All the companies I presented my CV to asked for these courses which is a package diploma as I have told you earlier, I can't afford such cost as I am still working to help my family get through their lives as I did for the past 5 years.
I asked a lot of friends what shall I do and they told me about funding websites and they told me they can help you out.
Here I am after I have been drained and ran out of options and hope..
Please support my small dream with a small contribution so I can work, find a job to get my family out of misery and be a good effective person I always dreamed of.
All I have dreamed of is to get a Job in a Country that doesn't support any one to succeed...
I would greatly appreciate it.