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Media mogul comes forward to support Cairo’s ‘dancer with dogs’ street child

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Egyptian tycoon and media mogul Ahmed abu-Hishaimah has undertaken to fund the education of the “dancer with dogs” – a street child whose sad story moved citizens in Egypt.

Abdulrahman, 11, found himself on the streets after being kicked out of the family house by his father three years ago. He struck up companionship with a pack of stray dogs, saying: “Dogs are more compassionate than human beings.”



To maintain himself and his buddies comprising five dogs, the homeless child resorted to busking with the pets, adding: “I’m content living among them, they are benevolent and protective.”,

Abdulrahman says that his dream is to become an artist.



Sponsorship offers poured in from businessmen and charity organization to help the youngster, dubbed by the media as the “Dancer with the dogs”, and whose sad story moved scores in Egypt.

Abu-Hishaimah was the winning contender to patron the “dancer with dogs”, and the media mogul said in a statement: “His story moved everyone. Hopefully, it will beget efforts to challenge critical issues within the Egyptian society.”