Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anani received on Wednesday the 12-years-old child, Ali Sabra, whose video has been circulated recently across social media platforms.
In the video, Sabra narrated the story of his struggle, as he became the main breadwinner of his family after his father left them, forcing him to sell socks to earn a living, and to continue his study.
He also revealed that he wants to be an archaeologist when he grows up.
During their meeting, Anani praised the child’s courage and struggle, granting him and his brother a free permit to visit all museums and archaeological sites in Egypt in order to know more about their country’s heritage and monuments.
He also gave him a copy of King Tutankhamun’s mask and a collection of children’s archaeological books.
It is worth mentioning that, last month, Antiquities Minister gave a lecture at Beijing University on the latest discoveries and projects, as well as the museums which are still under construction.
The lecture was attended by more than 100 male and female students.
After the lecture, President of Beijing University accompanied the Egyptian minister on a tour through premises of the university. They discussed ways to sustain cooperation between the university and the Antiquities ministry in many fields.