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).
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.
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.