Mike Majdalani, was a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science at USJ’s INCI,and paid his license fees without any support from his parents.
It all started in 2017, when Mike’s parents insisted that their son receive a top-notch education at a private university, USJ.
Despite the financial problems, they hoped to receive help from the social service to be able to pay for their son’s education, which amounted to around $15,000 a year.
In the first year, not being able to receive help from the social service despite several attempts, Mike’s parents went into debt to pay for his first year school fees.
Being a Youtuber, Mike uploaded in November 2018 a video about the game “Fortnite” on Youtube. To his surprise, his video gained popularity and gained over 1.2 million views, which made him one of the most popular gaming YouTubers in Lebanon.
Thanks to the social networks he manages, Mike managed to pay the cost of his license entirely on his own. This qualified him to become a successful digital entrepreneur in Lebanon.
and the journey continues…
Despite the motivating and exciting side of the story, many difficulties accompanied him throughout his journey.
Earning so much money and the ability of making money online in Lebanon at a very young age forced him to become responsible, he had to open a bank account and learn how to receive and send money, in addition to his university studies which required enough time and of effort.
He was never sure that he would be able to have enough money to pay for his semester credits.
This phase was full of physical fatigue and mental depression without anyone’s support.
As sad, tiring and depressing as this period was – especially as a young man earning his own money online in Lebanon he could not spend it for his own pleasure or his own comfort – he knew he had no choice and that he had to continue at all costs in order to finish his studies.