- Name:VICTOR OLAYIWOLA
- Age: 15 Years
- Sex: Male
- Location: LAGOS
- Category: Physical Bravery
9-YEAR-OLD BOY SUFFERS LEG AMPUTATION TRYING TO SAVE MOTHER FROM ACCIDENT
Victor Olayiwola was 9 years old when the car accident that claimed his leg instead of his life happened.It was December 12, 2012, Victor had just arrived Lagos, from the popular annual meeting held by his church which he attended with his Mother and some other family members.According to the incident that was narrated by Victor’s classmate, Adesina Adesanya and Victor’s mother, they had arrived safely in Lagos, very early that fateful Saturday morning. They boarded another vehicle that took them to Fagba, where they reside in Lagos.
While trying to cross the road to continue their journey home in order to rest from the rigorous spiritual exercise, an oncoming bus who refused to obey traffic laws, rushing to beat the red light ran into the unsuspecting family crossing the road.
When Victor noticed that the bus was going to hit his mum, he pushed her out of the way but he couldn’t do same for himself as he got hit with the full impact of the speeding bus. He was rushed to the hospital but the damage has been done, Victor’s left leg had to be amputated. Till date Victor wears the evidence of his heroic act as he moves around with his prosthetic limb.
- Name:DAVID NENGI AYOMIDE PEPPLE
- Age: 9 Years
- Sex: Male
- Location: PORT HARCOURT
- Category: SOCIAL BRAVERY
9-YEAR-OLD BOY USES RECYCLING TO RAISE MONEY FOR BROTHER DIAGNOSED WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
David Nengi Ayomide Pepple is 9 years old and lives with his parents and brother at No.133
Niger Street (Town) Port Harcourt. David is a child full of ideas. He also has a passion for turning waste into wealth through artworks. He possesses the dexterity and uncommon ability to work with almost any material and convert them into various items. He has been doing this for over 2 years but recently, he came up with the idea to display the artworks he created in an exhibition. According to David, there is a story behind every of his artistic creation and this inspires the
name was given to each of his artworks.
Presently he is collating material for his forthcoming art exhibition in Port Harcourt with the use of foils from drinks, corks, rubber, condemned electronics, wood and a lot of other materials. David intends to send all the proceeds from his art exhibition to raise funds for his younger brother, Bromide, who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and needs a surgical operation in Italy to enable him to walk. Through his works, he has managed to attract the support of the Rivers chapter of the Society of Nigerian artists, 2 professors of art who own galleries in Port Harcourt and 10 graduate artists who have donated a piece each to make David’s dream come true. David also intends to establish a foundation to cater for the less privileged, orphans and the
aged persons at the home for the elderly.
- Name:ELIJAH EPHRAIM UMANAH
- Age: 13 YEARS
- Sex: Male
- Location: UYO
- Category: INTELLECTUAL BRAVERY
13-YEAR-OLD STUDENT CREATES READING GLASSES WITH REAR TORCHLIGHT, A SOLAR PANEL AND USB PORTS TO CHARGE PHONES
Elijah Ephraim Umanah is a 13-year-old SS1 student of Centenary Staff College, Uyo. Elijah is so passionate about Technology that in JSS2, he and his friends formed a small group of
developers, with the aim of inventing things for the school. They would gather materials and spare parts of things from their neighborhood and try to create things or make repairs of spoilt gadgets. During one of his exams periods, Elijah faced difficulties reading for his papers at night occasioned by the faulty power supply in his area and lamps were having weak batteries because they were not charged. This drove him to try attaching a lamp to the glasses he normally wore to read, to direct the light to his books and become an alternative to reading lamps. He started work on this, but his friends had other ideas they prioritized to work on.
This brought friction between him and his friends as they would not support his idea and plans and from then on, Elijah had to work alone. He got particularly serious about bringing his ideas to limelight, that he visited the Internet on many occasions to borrow ideas about how he can make his dream work. He assembled used LED bulbs, wires, mechanical parts from old or spoilt torchlights and chargers, 1.5V batteries and started work.
He also picked a solar panel from a spoilt rechargeable lamp and consulted the Internet about how he could include it in his work, and after several failed attempts over a period of 2years, Elijah successfully brought to bear, his reading glasses with a lamp on the rear, a switch to turn ON and OFF, a solar panel to recharge the system with and quite interestingly, a USB port to
charge phones though.