“My dream is to become a researcher in science or mathematics”
8-year-old Muhammad’s dream is to become a researcher in science or mathematics. With the spread of COVID- 19, primary schools across Egypt closed, and Muhammad was unable to enroll in second grade.
Muhammad's family found a volunteer program called “the little genius” that seeks to discover students talented in mathematics.
The family traveled 40km daily from their small village to the town of Kharga in order for Muhammad to attend the training.
The program eventually had to stop as well, but this did not stop Muhammad who now practices at home the mental arithmetic games he learnt in training and shares them with his friends in the village.