My name is Benjamin Blackmore and I'm from London, UK and this is the
inspiring story about a young man who reached out to me all the way from
This mans name is Jad Korayani.
On August 4th, an explosion ripped through the heart of Beirut, Lebanon's capital, claiming hundreds of lives, wounding more than 4,000, leaving 300,000 people
I was sitting in my room after watching the disaster on the
news and decided to create a song (as I create music for film) on behalf of the
innocent people who were affected by the explosion.
All of a sudden hundreds of people were messaging me from Beirut telling me
how special the music was to them. Thousands of Lebanese people were listening
to it I couldn't believe my eyes, but then I received a message from a young man
called Jad Korayani and his mother.
His mother explained that Jad was a fan of my music and had expressed her
gratitude that I had been helping out on social media after the explosion from the UK.
I spoke to Jad and before the disaster he had been awarded a place to study
(Business, Law & Humanities) at the University of Roehampton in London, UK.
He was about to take this once in a lifetime opportunity and felt as if he was
blessed to be given a chance in life and start a career here in the United Kingdom.
On the 4th of August everything in this young man's life changed.
An explosion shook the city destroying his fathers business and injuring
Jad Korayani, his brother Ray Korayani and thousands more.
Jad's dreams of studying abroad were stolen from him, and he was left to pick up
the pieces with no chance of recovery.
My plea to the world is to help this family out. This family have been left stranded with no possibility of sending their son over to study.
All I ask is for the people of the world to unite and come together and help ONE
family. ONE family that has given up everything for their son. This
family is desperate for help when there is no help from their government.
Due to this disaster the family cannot afford any of the bills that come with
helping their son Jad to do a simple thing as receive an education.
I have been in constant communication with Jad and his family and they need
your help more than ever!
Your money is for Jad Korayani to study (Business, Law & Humanities) in London, UK at the
University of Roehampton. I wish to see him in my home city when he finally
I am trying to raise £39,435 this money will cover a three year
university course in the United Kingdom and give Jad a correct
education he deserves.
We have missed the official start date in September 2020 as the pandemic and
explosion had made it impossible to begin.
The NEXT start date is in January 2021. So please help us achieve this this goal before this date so he is able to go!
Money break down is as follows:
Tuition fee per year - £13,145
Total tuition fee - £39,435
Every penny will go towards building him a future and all money will be given to the university to study abroad in London, UK.
Any assistance that you can offer would be greatly appreciated!
(After the explosion)
(Jad Korayani's younger brother Jay smiling through the pain, a
brave young man)
(His application approved by the University of Roehampton)
(Course fee's per year)
- Juan Yanez