- A four-year-old boy has refused to let his disability deprive him of going to school
- The little boy, identified as Abdullahi Umar, has been enrolled in a primary school and he is able to write with his toes
- Umar resisted attempts by his parents to carry him in a wheelbarrow to beg
A four-year-old boy identified as Umar Abdullahi was born without hands, but he is not allowing that to stop him from writing as he does so with his toes.
Kemi Filani reports that the boy resisted attempts by his parents to take him in a wheelbarrow to beg and insisted that he would go to school.
Briefly.co.za gathers that Umar got enrolled in LGEA Central School in Nigeria with the assistance of the headteacher, Habibat Abdullahi.
The boy can do tracing and other assignments with a pencil, using his toes to grip.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that at 15 years old, Portia resorts to digging out palm trees to make money so that she can afford to attend and stay in school.
The struggle of the student is visible in her daily routine in farms at her village where she digs palm trees for a pittance.
Portia takes on jobs at the farms during vacation to earn some money for school.
Just like many struggling young teenagers, Portia’s story is no different. She has been compelled to combine her education with work in order to stay in school.
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