- A nine-year-old maths genius, Samphiwa Halala, designed helpful cards, which makes learning the challenging subject much easier
- And, to top it off, she uses the money she made to help less fortunate children
- Within a short period of time, she sold 700 packs of the cards
Samphiwa Halala is a young maths genius, and one day, while helping her cousin with the difficult subject, she saw a need for an effective learning aid.
So, she drew simple maths hacks using the shape of her hand and it really helped her relative better his mathematics marks.
So, she started researching more maths hacks, which at first bothered her mother, Bulelwa, because she was spending a lot of time in front of the computer and using up a lot of data.
But, after her aunt told her mom how her hacks helped her son, Bulelwa jumped on board and helped her daughter's vision come to reality.
They printed the cards and send them to her first grade teacher, whom The Sowetan reported was the first person to see Halala's maths abilities.
Briefly.co.za the teacher, Belinda Sanders, posted the product on Facebook and it was an instant success, selling 700 packs in a short period of time.
Halala sold each pack for R20, and with the money she made from the sales, she did something nice for underprivileged children.
Aside from being a maths genius, the grade four Jacaranda College pupil has a kind heart. She used her money to buy 100 pairs of school shoes for less fortunate kids.
"I hope to do more charity work and help kids struggling with what I find simple. That makes me happy," she said.
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