- Name: YAHAYA ZAKI
- Age: 13 Years
- Sex: Male
- Location: SOKOTO
- Category: Physical Bravery
13 YEAR OLD RISKS LIFE TO SAVE GIRL IN THE WELL
Yahaya Zaki is 13 year old , this fateful day, three children went to fetch water from the well and one of them, a girl, slipped and fell in the well. The others, being quite small, couldn’t get her out. They left the place and started going home crying, that’s when Yahaya saw them. He asked what happened and they explained to him. He then went to the well while the children went home to get help. He entered the well to go save the girl. People came to the well, but didn’t see ripples to show that indeed someone was inside.
They actually thought the children made it up. Before their very eyes Yahaya brought the girl out from below and the people threw in a bucket tied to a rope to bring out the girl. Then they threw the bucket back to bring him out. He was quite weak when he came out as he had drunk a lot of water. His stomach was pressed so as to remove the water through his mouth. The little girl was hospitalized for two days. This incident happened in May.
- Name: KANYE
- Age:9 Years
- Sex: Male
- Location: ABUJA
- Category: SOCIAL BRAVERY
9-YEAR OLD BOY AUTISTIC ARTIST HELPS OTHER AUTISTIC KIDS AND RAISES AWARENESS FOR AUTISM
Kanye is 9 years and he lives at 15, Danube street, off IBB way, Maitama, Abuja. He was diagnosed with Autism at 3 and a half years, he has limited verbal skills. The Mother said Kanye is in a world of his own most of the time. It’s only now he is starting to come out of it. Growing up, she had told her daughter and her son that Kanye is their responsibility and that they should work hard on communicating with him and playing with him. So they took him like a project.
According to the mother, they noticed that Kanye started drawing on walls and any surface he could find. Someone came to the house one day and saw what he drew and suggested putting him in an Art class. The mother of one of her sons’ friends suggested a Pakistani lady who might be able to help. Her name is Kokab. She had never worked with a special needs child but agreed to take on Kanye. After a day, she told the mother that she had a genius for a son. The mother says when he draws he turns to a totally different child. He had switched from pencil to acrylic. The mother thought she was being fooled by the lady because she couldn’t believe her son did the works that she saw until she went and watched him actually create a piece. She then started hanging some of his pieces around the house. He was somehow able to communicate with his painting and his emotions are reflected in his works.
Her step-mother-in-law visited one day and saw the paintings and inquired about them. She then asked for one to put in her office. She asked Kanye for one which he flung at her.
In Vienna, Germany, it was noticed and since then, Kanye’s works have been recognized for their brilliance, featuring in numerous exhibitions. Last year, he was given the Flame of Peace International award for outstanding work in art by the archduke and archduchess of Austria in Vienna, becoming the youngest awardee ever. He was also made the fellow of the Association because of his outstanding work and is the youngest one ever.
With such exposure, people started approaching the mother to talk about their kids who are also on the autism spectrum, seeking advice on how to handle it. They realized that his story can do more. With his mother’s help, the Fabulous, autistic and Talented (FAT) event was organized and held at the Transcorp Hilton on April 13, 2019 to showcase other kids on the spectrum. The mother said that during that time parents were able to express their fears about who would take care of their special needs kids if they are no longer around and how to communicate with them.
Kanye’s artworks were given out for auctions and most of the proceeds went to the other kids who are on the spectrum but could not afford the needed therapy as well as increase awareness about autism
- Name: ANTHONY LOUIS LAWRENCE
- Age: 14 Years
- Sex: Male
- Location: IMO
- Category: INTELLECTUAL BRAVERY
14-YEAR OLD CONSTRUCTS A POLICE PATROL VAN
Anthony Louis is a 14 year old boy who hails from Umuokpara Dibia Okohia Isiala Mbano L.G.A Imo state. He is a Junior Secondary School 3 (J.S.S.3) pupil of Osu Technical College Okohia, Isiala Mbano. The Father is a farmer while the Mother is a private school teacher.
Anthony constructed a prototype police patrol van with carton, glue, and some electrical gadget he picked from the waste bin. He demonstrated how the police patrol van works in the attached video below.
He hopes to further his education as a mechanical engineer.