You are about to read now, the inspiring story of Bisi, a primary 5 school dropout who hustles for himself and his poor mother by making fans from soap case, aluminium sheet, wood, viju milk containers, plastic pipe, paper and other materials he picks around his environment.
A Good Samaritan who recently encountered him in Ekiti state shared his story below:
While in Otun-Ekiti a month ago, I met Bisi a young scientist, innovator and inventor. Bisi is from a poor family in Aiyegbaju-Ekiti, his mother operates a grounding machine and sells goods harvested from her farm. His father is a mechanic, he repairs motor cycles (Okada).
Where I sat at the ceremony I went for, I saw Bisi trying to call attention of people he believed could give him money by using his hand made fans to genarate cool breeze for them.
What drew my attention to him was the material he used to make the fans. The fans were made from Soap Case, Aluminum sheet, Wood, VijuMilk Containers, Plastic Pipe, Paper, Wire and other materials he picked around and assembled. The fans are operated with small tiger batteries and are perfectly working.
Later that day I spoke with Bisi mother who told us that Bisi is out of school. He stopped going to school in primary five and walks around the town picking materials for his hand inventions and take them to ceremonies to raise money for his poor mother. This is evidence in the fact that Bisi trekked from Aiyegbaju-Ekiti to Otun-Ekiti where myself and Ibukun met him.
Bisi is no doubt a child with so much potential and can be a great scientist and inventor in nearest future if given opportunity to go back to school.