Michael Showunmi, a young physically challenged teacher in Lagos, donates school materials to students
- Showunmi was, time ago, captured in a video, turning Mathematics formula into songs for students' understanding
- The teacher reveals that he only had money for 10 sandals but reached out to friends who supported him
Michael Showunmi is not just a teacher, he is an extraordinary inspiration to pupils and students in parts of Lagos state. And armed with his crutches, he is a dream come true.
Showunmi, apart from the joy he derives in coming up with new methods of making school children retain what he teaches them, also sacrifices his resources making sure that they are comfortable.
The teacher and motivational speaker recently put smiles on the faces of the students of Akinyele Alakuko Junior Secondary School in Lagos by donating sandals to them.
He said his finances could only provide for 10 students. However, his idea was boosted by some of his friends and his day was made as he was able to meet the needs of the students.
Quoting a portion of the Bible: "Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand (Philippians 2:4 MSG)" to show his joy at being able to reach out to the students, he appreciated the fiends.
"I thank Samuel Ogunwale and a friend from #twitter for the helping hand. I could only afford 10 sandals but with their support, 48 pairs of sandals were donated to the students of Akinyele Alakuko Junior Secondary School.
"It's so amazing what we can do together.
How I wish I could more but the little I can, I will always do. I am a #Governor in my own capacity," he said.
In 2019, Legit.ng reported how Showunmi adopted a tactic through which he makes Mathematics very easy for students.
He shared a video of him teaching the students a formula but turning it into a song and dancing with them while he endeavoured a balance with his crutches.
In the video, the excited students sang one of the songs cheerfully. Despite the fact that he uses crutches, Michael's energy in the classroom is enviable.
Meanwhile, Eric Buabeng, aka Yaw Whyte, a Ghanaian, is using gallons to help people observe basic hygiene.
The 25-year-old graduate of the University of Education, Winneba, who studied Geography and Economics, converted gallons into hand-washing running taps to fight Covid-19.
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