President Sisi honors Mahmoud Wael, world's smartest kid, at the World Youth forum in Sharm el Sheikh city, South Sinai- Press photo
CAIRO – 10 November 2017: World’s smartest kid of 2016, Mahmoud Wael, was honored at the World Youth Forum’s closing ceremony on Thursday.
The now 17-year-old computer programmer said that he is proud of his country’s growing attention to young people, in addition to expressing his appreciation of the aspiring ones. Mahmoud praised the successful organization of the forum which granted young people a voice to present their ideas and discuss their aspirations.
Mahmoud won the world’s smartest kid award in 2016 and is the youngest computer programmer in the world.
Born in January 1999, Mahmoud was able to memorize the multiplication table when he was three years old and his first words were numbers. His intelligence quotient (IQ) reached 155 points when he was just six years old.
At the age of 14, Wael was nominated by Microsoft to pursue studies in the field given the fact that he was the youngest computer programmer to ever be licensed to instruct at universities.
He holds the International Baccalaureate Diploma from Green Land International School of Switzerland and was awarded five international certificates in the field of technology and computer science (MCTS, CCNA, CCNP, MCITP, MCTS (2008)). Mahmoud was also offered these degrees and a scholarship from the American University and Microsoft.
In the field of sports, Mahmoud has a brown belt in karate.
Mahmoud also speaks French and German, loves reading history aspires to be the youngest scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
Attempting to have specialized authorities support his gifted son, Mahmoud’s father went to the Ministry of Education, but was turned down by officials there, relaying that they were not responsible for kindergarten.
Held under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the WYF, brought together 3,000 youth represented by 60 delegations from around the world to conjointly discuss issues of common interest.