Emeka Nobis pictured left shared the emotional story of how he sponsored the handsome young man pictured right, whom he met while doing his Youth Service in Omagwa, Rivers State. According to the now coach/consultant, the young man Wali Endurance was one of the brilliant student he taught Physics and Mathematics at a Community Secondary School, Imogu, Rivers state . Sadly, Wali lost his parents and could not continue with his university education.
Their paths crossed again in 2011 and he decided to take responsibility of his university education after hearing of his inability to further his education as a result of his parent’s death. Emeka said he even had to sell his car to ensure Wali completes his University education. What a man. Read what he shared on his facebook page below;
A dream fulfilled...
I served my fatherland after university in Omagwa, Rivers State. I taught Physics and Mathematics to SS 3 students of Community Secondary School, Imogu. That was where I met Wali Endurance. I passed out in 2005.
He is the kind of student a teacher would love to have. Punctual, obedient, and enterprising, he became a student I loved.
He won my heart when he promised me never to fall to the temptation of exam malpractice. Imagine a situation where your mates were allowed to cheat because their parents pay mercenaries or put them into special rooms.
I returned to Omagwa in 2011 to learn that NC couldn't go to university because no one could sponsor his education after the death of his parents.
My wife and I decided there and then to take on the responsibility. It wasn't rosy all through, having to pay fees, doll out feeding allowances and monies for books and others. I remember selling my car in 2015 so that I could pay his fees. I'd been stretched financially and I couldn't get loan from the company where I was working. The only option left was to sell the Toyota Camry.
When I resigned from my job, he was a bit worried. I told him not to bother that he would finish schooling, even if it meant working my hands to the bones.
Today, NC joined other graduands during the convocation ceremony at University of Port Harcourt.
As we took pictures, drank and danced, my heart leapt for joy to see the pride in the eyes of his siblings and extended family. A few tears escaped my tear ducts.
While leaving, I left a few words with him, "Since I've helped to light your own candle, do well to light the candles of others, even if it is one soul."
I'm very happy today. God knows I'd love to be like Bill Gates because when I hear what he does for humanity through his philanthropic gestures, I pray for such.
But I rest in the fact that I do what I can at my own level while I depend on God to enlarge my coast.
When we touch hearts around us in the small ways we can, we bathe the world with kindness and peace.