In August 2020, the video of Ikechukwu Oranmife, a 15-year-old from Anambra who creates amazing automobile designs from rubble in his environment went viral. Ikechukwu’s story was featured on BBC Pidgin, and the applause for his genius was loud. However, most of it ended online and he was back to his regular challenges when the news died down.


In his BBC Pidgin interview Ikechukwu talked about his ideas, the inspiration behind his designs, and his dream of becoming an engineer in the future.


Ikechuwkwu’s creativity identifies him as a ‘Special Child’. We at TSF, believe every child has a right to dream and we were interested in supporting his dreams.


The foundation reached out to the BBC and we were able to get in touch with his guardian – his grandmother. After several discussions, she talked about his creativity and the financial challenges involved in helping him develop his creative potential. She believes, just like we do, that Ikechukwu is a special child and that his talent will take him places.  She gave us a brief about his education and referred us to his Principal.


The Principal, Mr. Mattias, went further to talk about the challenges they face due to the current crisis in the East, and commended the willingness of the students to learn despite the situation. We had several conversations with him on Ikechukwu and talked about our Inspire Scholarship and what we want to do to support Ikechukwu on his journey.


The Foundation is committed to providing and supporting Ikechukwu through his secondary school education, and his future plans. Thanks to you, our volunteers, and we have been able to get Ikechukwu on our Inspire Scholarship Program.


We believe this is the beginning of a life-changing story for him and his family.


We appreciate everyone who has supported the Foundation one way or the other and look forward to doing more with your consistent support.


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