On Friday, March 17, 2023, the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) invited Benjamin Mehanović, the 12-year-old boy who collected 1,583 KM by selling tea in Sarajevo and donated it to the people in Turkiye hit by the recent devastating earthquake and awarded him a full scholarship for his future education. IUS has recognized the endeavors of this little boy and, decided to award him by offering him a full scholarship at this university.
Mr. Hasan Topaloğlu, President of the Foundation for Education Development Sarajevo SEDEF, presented him the certificate on full scholarship and conveyed the gratitude of Turkish nation for this exceptional good deed. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yıldırım, IUS Rector said that “He is a little boy who has a big heart. He is an example of what humankind should do in difficult moments. Benjamin has already become a part of the IUS family and he proves that one person can change the world.”