Joy As Kid Adopted and Saved from Street by Kind man, Wins Maths Award in Lagos


Nigerian Kid who was saved by a kind man has worn a mathematics award barely one year after being picked off from the street and sent to school.

Boy picked from the street becomes the wins maths competition
Adopted kid

In 2021, a story of a kind man, Tunde Onakoya who took a little boy who always picked scraps from a slum in Ikorodu off the street and enrolled the kid in school went viral.


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The kid has been awarded a Mathematics Award for his great achievement in school, @mrmadoika revealed on twitter.

Reacting to the good news, some Nigerians on Twitter were amazed at how the child’s life completely transformed, saying it is a good example of how opportunities can change lives.

Below are some of the reactions to the amazing story:

@flawed_entity said: “So this little kid that was roaming around picking scraps without any help is a math genius.. thank God you located him.” 


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@Yhormite01 said: “Talent is universally distributed opportunity isn’t.” 

@HygienTecnician said: “So the little kid that was roaming picking up scraps was a math genius… Life’s so unfair!” 

@charmingdimplee said: “Wow! Congratulations to him, God bless you both.” 

@adelacuna001 said: “Thank God for this, imagine the destiny that would have been wasted.” 

@Extranessa45 said: “All some people lack are opportunities. This kid is a clear example. May he grow up to be great. 



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