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PremierLeague-News.Com - UCL student Samer Al Gharib, 22, was left struggling because of the Covid pandemic and the crisis in Lebanon
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The 12 - our new FREE email with all the news you need Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.I'M INWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA Lebanese student studying for his masters at University College London has been left shocked after Londoners have donated nearly £20,000 to help make sure he'd be able to complete his degree after tragedy struck. Samer Al Gharib, 22, from Hackney started struggling for money and a place to live after starting his masters, caused by a combination of the Covid pandemic and the economic crisis in Lebanon. Just days away from becoming homeless, Samer managed to get a job in a restaurant back in September after handing out 150 CVs. But when another Covid lockdown hit in the winter, he was facing financial problems once more. The young student is still struggling to process the generosity of those who have donated to his fundraiser, which has already reached a total of £19,123 total raised. It's already exceeded his initial target of £19,020, which has helped him overcome one of the most stressful periods of his life and donate a portion of the money to help the growing humanitarian crisis in his home country.
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Samer is studying for a Masters at UCL
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“I’m just so grateful to every person who’s done anything to help me. I’m trying to think of ways I can repay them in future.” Samer did his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering in the UK, moving over from Lebanon, where he was born and raised, at the age of 18. Then in 2020, he decided to continue his studies with a master’s degree in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at UCL. But immediately things started to go wrong, with the devastating explosion in the capital Beirut in August deepening a spiralling crisis in Lebanon that continues to this day. The speaker of the Lebanese parliament Nabih Berri summed up the dire situation the nation is in yesterday, saying: “The whole country is in danger, the whole country is the Titanic. If the ship sinks there will be no one left.” Samer’s family, who haven’t been able to see him since January 2019, live just 20 minutes from the site of the explosion and they felt their whole house shake. At the time of the blast Samer was in London playing Fortnite online with one of his friends back home who was pushed across their room by the shockwave. On the effect of the crisis in Lebanon Sam said: “Initially we had money saved in the bank that could help pay for my tuition, but the situation got worse and worse and banks wouldn’t allow people to withdraw more than $100 per week.
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