- Ahmed Alwan, a 20-year-old supermarket worker at Lucky Candy, is rewarding people for solving simple mathematics questions
- Whenever his customers answer a question, they have five seconds to pick whatever they want from the store pro bono
- Ahmed's father, Saleh Aobad, who is also the store's owner, said he is proud of what his son is doing
Mathematics is a big problem for many and a lot of people would rather have it struck out of their curriculum in school.
A store, Lucky Candy, in New York is in a creative way trying to change people’s disposition to the subject with their reward system.
Ahmed Alwan, a 20-year-old, who works in the store came up with a solution to reward every one of his customers for answered maths questions.
Once you answer a question, you are given five seconds to grab whatever thing you want in the store. The only thing you cannot, however, take is his cat.
In speaking with CNN, he said that all he wanted to do was to help people and educate them while making it all fun.
Two weeks making videos of the challenge on Tik Tok and Instagram, he has gained so many followers on both platforms as he asks simple questions like “What 9 times 9 minus 5?”
When anyone gets the question, they can go on a-five-second free shopping spree paid for from Alwan’s pocket.
His father who is also the store owner, Saleh Aobad, said that his son is not as concerned about money as he is about putting a smile on people's faces.
"It's great to see him do good and help out the community, and most importantly represent Islam," his father said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the story of former Nigerian Olympian, Iron Bar Etim Bassey, always wrenches the heart whenever it is told.
His career as a promising sportsman ended during the 1984 Olympics when he had a torn muscle while lifting weight.
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Before his career decline, he won a gold medal in the National Sports Festival in 1981 before he proceeded to win three gold media in African Weightlifting Competition in Egypt. He also won bronze at the Commonwealth Championship in 1982.
What really dealt the Olympian a big blow was that he had to use his life savings to take care of his injury in America after the government that the represented failed to do so.
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