Sounds like a fairy tale, yet it’s a true modern day story. A very inspiring story restores my faith in humanity.
This modern-day story commenced when Víctor Martín Angulo Córdova, an eleven-year-old sixth grader boy from Moche, Perú was caught on security cameras by the officers monitoring the city. Víctor being a determined boy who wanted an education so he could grow up to become a police officer, was captured studying under the streetlight doing his homework.
It wasn’t long before the images went public on social media. Unfortunately or fortunately now considering the events that played out after, Víctor’s had to study under the streetlight as his family didn’t have electricity.
Víctor’s family couldn’t afford electricity, and besides that, they didn’t have the documentation to prove ownership of their house to be able to have electricity installed, according to Perfil.
The first step in this modern day fairy tale was when, Arturo Fernández Bazán, the mayor of the town, brought Víctor school supplies and helped the family to get the paperwork for the house done so they could have electricity installed.
A 31-year-old Bahraini millionaire businessman Yaqoob Yusuf Ahmed Mubarak saw the footage of Víctor studying under the streetlight and flew to Perú to meet with Víctor and his family.
That’s when the second step in the fairy tale evolved. Yaqoob Yusuf Ahmed Mubarak, due to his unpleasant background, gave him the empathy to help others. Noticing that Víctor was determined to study even under his unfortunate situation, prompted him to rebuild Víctor’s family’s house into a two-story home. He also helped Víctor’s mother to start a small business, as well as money for Víctor.
Víctor pointed out to Mubarak that several of his classmates were in a similar situation, hence Mubarak pledging to remodel, expand and equipped the school with a few things.
Mubarak also provided a wheelchair for one of Víctor’s disabled friends.
The last we heard was that Mubarak was having some difficulty donating to the school due to the bureaucratic obstacles from the Peruvian government.
He has made a promise to Víctor and his mother to take them to Bahrain later this year.
It’s always inspiring to hear of someone doing good deeds. Let’s hope that the obstructions will be overcome to complete this fairy tale.