A homeless Egyptian visitor’s fortunes changed overnight after the Umm Al Quwain Royal Family offered him a job, thanks to a viral Facebook post by a Sharjah resident.
Sharjah resident spotted the homeless person for a few days
Dedra L. Stevenson found Ezzat Ahmad Anwar sitting aloof at the Sharjah Beach Road, ignored by pedestrians and motorists daily. After a couple of weeks, she and her daughter approached him to help, and were saddened to hear his story about failing to find a job in the UAE and having no shelter.
He has no place to live in and has no money to buy food. Dedra shared a heartfelt post on Facebook calling for help, reaching out to a mere 40,000 people.
Umm Al Quwain Royal Family helps homeless man with a job and money
One of 40,000 people was a member of the Umm Al Quwain Royal Family. Within a day after the viral Facebook post, Ezzat received a job offer by Sheikh Abdulla Bin Rashid Al Mualla, the Deputy Ruler of Umm Al Quwain.
Meera Butti, wife of Sheikh Abdullah, told The National they’ve “promised him shelter and a month’s salary at first.” They were looking for someone to manage the Sheikh’s Majlis and Ezzat is a good fit for the role, having experience in housekeeping and waitressing. The Royal Family is now assisting him with employment procedures.