- A kindhearted woman has stunned a 7-year-old pupil who walked to school wearing nylon-tied sandals
- The Nigerian lady, Osarugue Solomon, who had watched the boy got him a pair of shoes and extended the gesture to others in the school having a similar problem
- Osarugue who interviewed the school kid gathered that he lived with his old grandmother who couldn't afford him nice footwear as she lacked the financial wherewithal
A Nigerian lady has impacted the lives of school kids in a beautiful manner.
Osarugue Solomon, whose LinkedIn profile indicated that she is an educator, surprised a young schoolboy with a gift.
She got him a pair of shoes as the 7-year-old Lagos pupil walked in nylon-tied sandals to school every day.
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The lad reveals why he wears nylon-tied sandals to school
According to her, the lad revealed that he resides with his old grandmother who couldn't afford nice sandals, forcing him to wear something a neighbour dumped in the bin.
The kindhearted lady also identified pupils who have the same footwear problems and replaced them with shoes.
On why she offered help, she wrote on LinkedIn:
"I believe Children can learn well if their primary basic needs are met.
"To me, I am just being a channel and hope for others to get inspired.
"According to a Wise saying, 'It is not about how much you have, but your heart to add.
"This is my journey and I am so excited about it."
She believes kids have rights just like adults with education being one of them
The Edo state indigene told Legit.ng that having good shoes to attend school is one of the rights of a child.
The young lady believes that just as adults have their rights, so do children.
Osarugue added that kids tend to fall into depression when their basic needs are not met.
"My motivation comes with the idea that every child should have their basic needs met ; Quality education, available education aids, e.t.c irrespective of their background and status
"Children get depressed too if their basic needs are not met ; Basic needs like good shoes, uniforms e.t.c
"We should no longer see the “ I had no shoes” concept but still turn out well as a study or reason why children should not get what they deserve, It’s their right children have rights too just like adults have."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian lady had got shoes for poor students who go to school barefooted.
Speaking about the work her NGO does on Twitter, she said:
“We normally give out 50 Uniforms and 50 sandals to selected pupils with bad uniforms and those without shoes. I later increased the number to 70 due to large number of children without shoes in all the schools.”
In her words:
"What I did during my break time yesterday. There are so many of them who attend classes without shoes . They trek miles barefooted. Light up a life."
According to Abimbola, giving makes her fulfilled and she derives inexplicable happiness going the extra mile to make the pupils happy.