- A student in Malaysia was offered a scholarship to study in the United Kingdom
- While finishing his three-year course, he also worked as a part-time cleaner
- The student wanted to save money so he could buy plane tickets for his parents and they could attend his graduation
- The Malaysian working student also graduated with a First Class Honors
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A humble boy from Kelantan, Malaysia, has worked hard to reach his dreams and give back to his parents.
KAMI learned that Mohammad Afiq Ismail has worked as a part-time cleaner as he finished his studies at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.
In a report by the Good Times (authored by Lishyarini Sivarajah), Mohammad’s father worked in a farm and herded goats, while his mother took care of his disabled brother.
His parents worked hard to send him to a private boarding school. However, the exam results came out poor. After transferring to another school, he took the subject of Accounting and learned that he has an interest in numbers.
When he got high scores for his high school public examination, he was offered a scholarship by the Public Service Department to study in the United Kingdom.
Mohammad flew to the UK and studied Accounting and Finance. While studying his three-year course, he worked as a part-time cleaner so that he could afford to buy plane tickets for his parents and they could attend his graduation.
“My mother and father have never been on an airplane. I wanted to pay for their tickets as a gift for everything they’ve done for me, for helping me finish my studies,” he said.
Aside from giving his parents plane tickets, he also gave them a great gift by graduating with a First Class Honors.
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