The young teen who turned into made national headlines over his self-made clock just got the internship opportunity of a lifetime.
Ahmed Mohamed was jailed earlier this year after the Texas teen brought a homemade clock to school that his teachers thought resembled a bomb.
Ahmed was one of a few gifted scholars who had the privilege of spending time with President Obama for Astronomy Night at the White House on Monday and Tuesday where the widely-praised teen announced that he’ll be studying abroad on a scholarship in Qatar!
Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old who made headlines in September after being arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, is moving out of the country, his family announced on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
“After careful consideration of all the generous offers received, we would like to announce that we have accepted a kind offer from Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development for Ahmed to join the prestigious QF Young Innovators Program, which reflects the organization’s on-going dedication to empowering young people and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity,” the family said in a statement.
Mohamed’s story was picked up by numerous news outlets after the Muslim teen was handcuffed and accused of bringing a bomb — his homemade clock — to his Irving, Texas, school. Many high-profile names came forward to defend and encourage the creative young man, including Mark Zuckerberg, President Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.
Obama had personally invited Ahmed to the White House after the teen was arrested. Irving police later said they would not be charging the young man with any crime.