By Tony Obiechina, Abuja
Fired by the zeal to improve the availability of water to the students of Maitama Model Secondary School, Abuja, Kamilah Ahmed, a 14year old student of Nigeria Tulip International college and CEO of Kamilah Farms Nigeria Limited has donated a water storage tank to Model Secondary school Maitama, Abuja.
Speaking while making the presentation to the college on Thursday, the student said the gesture was part of her Corporate Social Responsibility and also to serve as a challenge to her peers on the need to give back to the society no matter how little.
“Therefore, I decided that considering the era of Covid-19 which we are in, I will buy a water tank where water can be stored for students to wash their hands and protect themselves against the deadly Covid-19 virus”, she said.
According to her, “And most importantly hand washing is an old tradition of personal hygiene”, stressing that, “this is also to encourage young teenage girls of my age and others above my age to take up the challenge of embracing entrepreneurship and not depending on their parents for everything”.
Ms Ahmed who is also a young entrepreneur has been impacting lives of pupils and students, serving as a role model to them.
Receiving the donation, the principal of Maitama Model School Abuja, Mrs Elizebeth Emagun commended the kind of gesture of the teenage entrepreneur.
Her words: If a girl of 14 can do something like this, then it really sends a message to the female gender that everything is possible with determination. She operates a farm at her age and is already giving out to society from the fruits of her labour.
“As such, I will inform the FCT education board on the kind gesture. The school will now have sufficient water storage facility to serve the students especially at a critical time which the country is fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The message out there to our students is to embrace entrepreneurship and skill acquisition so that after graduation, they can fall back to something in case they are not employed early”.