An adolescent boy's life has been changed by a total stranger after the benefactor met the young boy hawking banana in the streets, took pity and paid for his basic education for the next two years.
The story of the young boy named Adam was sighted by YEN.com.gh on Facebook and it occurred in Nigeria. But the inspiration the story holds is for folks far and wide.
Adam's mother apparently died when he was only 3 months old. After his mother’s death, his father disappeared and abandoned Adam.
Family members then stepped up to take responsibility by taking him to the village to live with his grandmother. Little Adam, at the age of four, was told by his grandmother that his mother had died when he was infant.
The story was told from the point of view of Adam's benefactor, whose name was withheld.
As poverty would have it, Adam was taken into the care of an aunt who insisted the boy had to hawk to provide daily income for the home.
Adam's hawking of banana was also to help raise enough money to fund his school fees. He had to work on holidays and weekends too.
But the toddler's woes have been relaxed now seeing that his benefactor has given two years' worth of Adam's primary school fees to his aunt.
It is not clear if that would help alleviate how much work Adam has to put in now to support his aunt. But the kindness is a start and the lesson is a beautiful one.
Meanwhile, international broadcaster CNN has reported that there are thousands of child slaves being exploited on the Volta Lake and this has generated a fierce backlash among Ghanaians.
Interestingly, this is not the first time reports have surfaced on thousands of kids in bondage on the Volta. YEN.com.gh research shows evidence of reports going back to 2007.
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