A 15-year-old boy identified as Miracle Ehikhebolo hawking banana on street got massive help after a Nigerian journalist, Amaka Okoye, did a report on him.
The boy is shackled with the huge responsibility of hawking bananas for his family so that they will not go hungry.
After the report by the journalist, Miracle got a full scholarship to continue his education in a private school from the next term
Despite being 15 years old, the kid bears the responsibility of selling off the banana so that his family can survive. He is also his mother’s oldest son.
Speaking with the journalist, He said: “I want to become an engineer. After hawking for the day, the boy always goes to the library by 4 pm and leaves there at 7 pm. The kid said he wants to one day become an engineer and be in a better place in life.”
Speaking with the media, Grace Chinenye Nkwocha said that the library he always comes to was set up in Ajegunle slum to help children like Miracle to stay away from a life of crime.
A screenshot shared by Amaka revealed that Miracle among the many favors, was offered a scholarship to start his education in a private school and would begin next term.
Below are some of the reactions Amaka’s post got:
Busari Kemi said: “I watched the doc. Great work you’re doing there Amaka. Well done ma.”
Obe Tolulope Olufemi said: “Really impressed for once, that journalism isn’t all about sharing bad news that is trending, but impacting and changing life, kudos Amaka. May God bless and reward you greatly.”
Oladapo Oladeji said: “Amaka Okoye God bless you for help a soul.”
Fidelis Ezenwoke Onyenweaku said: “That’s a good job. More grace for greater exploits.”
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