- The craftiness and talents of a 15-year-old boy have not gone unnoticed
- The photos of his crafts have become a viral sensation
The story of 15-year-old John Agyekum could not be unnoticed when the talented kid shared photos of his crafts on his Facebook page.
The junior high school 2 pupil of the Adu Presby School in the Eastern region of Ghana could not be ignored thus, we had a short but interesting exclusive interview with him on phone.
The dream of the 15-year-old boy is to become an engineer in future but his dream may be short lived if financial support does not come.
John says he is the last of eight children and his single mother is struggling to cater for them.
With the Facebook account name Nazma Walker, John shared photos of some of his craft which includes; cars made from cards, ship, air refresher’ power translator (from high tension to a lower source)
He also revealed to us how he is able to repair all sort of home appliances without any form of training.
Like most talented and creative persons in the society, John considers everything useful.
The word impossible is not in his dictionary, he is always looking for ways of creating remarkable brilliant inventions from objects often ignored by most people.
John also made it known that he needs support from the society so he does not become a school drop out as his mother is struggling to see him through school.
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Below is a summary of the phone conversation we had with John:
Briefly tell us about your self?
My real name is John Agyekum, but that Walker is my Facebook ID. I’m 15-year-old and I also school at Adu Presby J.H.S. I am in form 2.
Tell me about your family, are they all alive?
I am from the New Abirim in the Eastern region. All my family members are alive, but my mother is a single parent.
How many siblings do you have?
I have three brothers and four sisters.
Do you need help? And what exactly do you want and do?
I used to repair and make [things]. Like, I can repair telephones, radios and torches and I make card cars. I use boxes to make them, flashlights and other things. I also need support for my education.
So the card cars that you make with the boxes, do they use batteries? And can you power them?
Yes, I use accumulator battery, those we normally say the phone battery.
So the things you do, do you sell them?
No. This place I can say it is a poor area. The products are just stored because I have nobody to sell to.
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