Reuben Mulenga, a medical doctor in training, has received financial support from a businessman after he was recently appraised as a rare example of a diligent and hard working student due to the resourceful way in which he meets his academic needs.
The Zambian medical student went viral after news of him selling doughnut in order to get the money he needs to pay his school fees was posted online by a Twitter user. According to the report, Reuben wakes up every morning by 3:00am to make the pastry. Then, he hawks it early enough before embarking on his academic activities. Despite the rigour of this, he has managed to keep his dream of being a medical doctor alive. In a series of reactions, many encouraged the young man and told him to keep chasing his dream.
See the tweet below:
THIRD-year medical student has to wake up as early as 03:00 hour’s every morning to make doughnut for sale to raise money for his academic needs.
Reuben Mulenga a doughnut seller has refused to let his dream of becoming a medical doctor pass away.
— Mwebantu (@Mwebantu) May 14, 2019
A Zambian businessman decided to take his act of encouragement a notch higher by donating over N450,000 to Reuben. The sponsor in question is Mukhtar Deria, the CEO of Hibo group of companies. A photo of the medical student receiving money from the businessman was shared in a tweet by @Mwebantu. See the post below:
POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA:
THANKS to a Ndola businessman Chief Executive Officer of hibo group of companies Mukhtar Deria who has donated K17,000 to UNZA third year medical student Reuben Mulenga to help the student who was selling doughnuts to pay for his school fees. pic.twitter.com/kVXsddmKOm
— Mwebantu (@Mwebantu) May 17, 2019
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