Mahmoud Wahid won the title of Arab Hope Maker because he helped out more than 1000 homeless elderly people in Egypt to get shelter for them. The award was presented by Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to the winner from Egypt with the prize amount of Dh1 million. He was given the prize money on the grand finale of the Arab initiative which is the largest not only in the country but in the world too. This initiative has been taken up by the country to celebrate the philanthropic efforts by the people.
Wahid was among the best four finalists of the awards ceremony and he was chosen by the panel of judges. He confirmed that he will continue to grow this project until Egypt finds them in a better position and the country has no homeless or displaced people in the country. Not only Wahid, but each of the finalists won Dh1 million as the prize amount which was announced by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum earlier. This prize amount was announced to thank the participants who dedicatedly took out their time for serve others in their communities.
Not only the finalists but the Arab Hope Makers Academy has also won a prize money of Dh50 million because they have supported the Arab Hope Makers so that they can work to help others who are in need across the world of Arab. This was also announced by Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Mahmoud Wahid is the director of Ma3ana which is a charity at Cairo that helps out people who are homeless and they also provide them with mainly shelter, good, medical aid and psychological help.