A young girl known as Elizabeth who hawked due to being from a poor background, has been set on a path that will lead her to a bright future.
Founder of Tech In Slums Africa, Tunde Onakoya revealed that in 2021 he met her when was selling biscuits under Oshodi bridge in Lagos and she got an opportunity to continue school after joining his take kids off the streets via chess initiative.
He explained that Elizabeth showed interest in going to school even though she and her mum had no place to live.
According to Tunde, he paid for her entrance exams and she passed excellently well that she was offered admission into the University of Lagos for a degree in Education and History.
The techpreneur appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to support Elizabeth so that the can comfortable take care of all her needs while studying.
He wrote; “Elizabeth was hawking biscuits under oshodi bridge with her Mum when we met her in 2021. They didn’t have a place to live but she wanted to go to school so we paid for her exams.
Today, she gained admission into Unilag to study Education and history. I’m not crying I promise😊 Hope, is everything. Okay let’s help Elizabeth settle into undergraduate life with ease. They still don’t have a place to live and she still does menial Jobs(Cleaning homes and offices) to support her mother.
We’re still fully committed to paying her tuition through University but I think at this point, she needs a Female mentor more than anything else. Please send @iamainembabazi a message if you can commit sometime to mentoring her. We can’t stop believing.”
In related news, CEO of Anakle, Editi Effiong, has said he empowered every child in his community with the requisite computer skills to be relevant in modern society.
He made this known on Twitter while replying a tweep who challenged him for raising concerns over the development index in Lagos.
The tweep told him to compare the level of development in Lagos state with his village and say which is better.
In response, the techpreneur said he ensured that every primary school pupil in his village can use a computer. Editi also said that they are taught how to code and have access to the internet.
He shared photos to backup his claim and wrote; ”My village has running water. But the most important development index for me is that every child attending primary school there can use a computer, has internet access and has learned to code. I made that happen. Now, tell me how you developed your village.”