A very kind Nigerian man identified as Obinna Gabriel has revealed how he saved a 13-year-old primary school dropout and gave him a brighter future.
Obinna, which is the man’s name revealed that he found the boy identified as Tajudeen working as a mechanic in July and felt he was supposed to be in school not roaming about in the street.
According to Obinna, the boy dropped out in primary 3 because his parents could not pay his school fees.
He enrolled the boy in a school where he served as a corp member, with the help of Tunde Onakoya and his initiative, Chess In Slums Africa.
His tweet read;
”From mechanic back to school
”I tweeted on the 5th of July about 13years old Tajudeen who dropped out of school over 3yrs ago in Pry 3 because of school fees and resorted to the streets as a mechanic. Today, the story has changed.
“It is now 4 months since my Youth Service ended in Ayegbami community but my mission wasn’t complete as part of my plans was to also get scholarship opportunities for at least one less privileged child in the community. I took up Tajudeen’s case as my next project outside NYSC.
How did it happen?
“I put out the tweet and tagged @Tunde_OD after seeing the good he’s doing through @chessinslums ,trusting God that help would come.
“He showed up in my dm asking for the boy’s details which I provided after consulting the child’s parents and community leaders.
“I was advocating for Tajudeen to be sent back to the community school where he previously left but Tunde said no, he should be put in the private school which was my then PPA so his progress could be monitored by my then Principal (the man in the first frame).
“My prayer is that Tajudeen succeeds in life and remembers to extend this same kindness to someone else. I also pray for a helper who’d sponsor my masters programme. God abeg
“If you ever need a reason to believe Nigeria can look beyond religious and ethnic differences, just remember one omo ibo Obinna served in Ayegbami. Thank you Jesus for Tajudeen 🙏🏾”
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