- Charles Mbena became an internet sensation when a video emerged showing how mathematics came so flawlessly for him
- He, however, decried the sorry state of his school and requested help so that he could move to another institution with better facilities and standards
- A sponsor has now come out and offered to move him to a boarding school, pay fees and fund his parents to start an income-generating project
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A few days ago, Legit.ng reported the story of Charles Mbena who is gifted with numbers.
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The boy from a humble background in rural Morogoro became an internet sensation when his teachers shared a video of his mathematical prowess.
Mbena revealed that playing with numbers comes easy for him, something that makes him help his elder siblings come to him for help with arithmetic.
When he was interviewed by journalists, his biggest wish was that he is moved to a better school because the Nyingwa Primary School he currently attends suffers from poor infrastructure and low education standards.
The story of Mbena has come with good tidings as Ernest Makulilo, a Tanzanian based in the United States, offered to pay the young boy's school fees.
"I want him to move to a boarding school in Morogoro where he will not only gain exposure and confidence but also hone his skills in mathematics."
The Good Samaritan, who is the regional project director at Unbound and founder of EBM Scholars, added that on top of the school fees, his organisation would start income-generating projects for the boy's parents.
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"We want to see how the parents will be funded in one way or the other to venture into farming or business so that the living standards of that household improve."
As Mbena's story continues to hit headlines, the sorry state of his school has also come into focus, offering hope that more well-wishers will come out to help rebuild the crumbling walls and roof under which the young man and his schoolmates learn.
In other news, a Nigerian man identified as Toheeb Ojuolape has celebrated his achievement after bagging first class honours in petroleum engineering from the University of Ibadan.
Making the disclosure on his Twitter page, the young man shared adorable graduation photos of himself.
In his words:
"B.Sc (First Class Honors), Petroleum Engineering, University of Ibadan while simultaneously scaling a multiple-award winning startup that is currently available in 6 African countries and building my skills as a Software Engineer. Grateful to God!"
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Tunde Ososanya, a Legit.ng editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He's passionate about what he does and finds fulfillment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.
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