TruLittle Samaritan Hero Nominees 2020

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Trulittle Samaritan Hero (7-11)

David Ogunlaja (Aged: 10 years)

David started learning code at the age of 5, using blocks and robot. He has developed lots of programs for websites, games and robot. During the COVID-19 lockdown David has selflessly given his time and effort to freely teach, coordinate and support hundreds of kids between the ages of 5-12 years old on how to write their own codes and solve coding challenges in Java Scripts and Python. He has diligently and consistently provided his support online to these children within the BAME communities internationally, in the UK, US, India, Canada and Africa.  

Consequently, these children have moved from having no coding knowledge to writing their own code and creating some mini games in JavaScripts and Python. David has inspired them to  confidently put up their solved and attempted coding  challenges up in the Youtube channel provided for  them on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEF2nkDWxwPElU8z1ftSLrg/videos  and on http://codingforkidsbykids.com/. And this portfolio has continued to grow everyday organically with parents referring their friends and families’ kids and giving recommendation on Trustpilot https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/codingforkidsbykids.com.
Even with David’s preparation towards his 11+, he selflessly taught and encouraged the kids for over one and half hour twice weekly for the last six months for free. The class helps the kids to be collaborative and interactive during the lockout. He really enjoys it and continued to maintain the coding class as a long-term venture.

David's selfless attitude and great heart was demonstrated on the kids' graduation when it was said that the prizes for the coding projects submitted by the kid will not go round for the kids. David offered his pocket money so that other kids can get some prizes on the day of graduation for a course he offered for free.

Joshua Ogunlaja (Aged: 8 years)

Joshua started learning code at the age of 4, using blocks and robot programming. At age 8. he has developed lots of programs for websites, games and robot. During the COVID-19 lockdown Joshua has selflessly given his time and effort to freely teach, coordinate and support hundreds of kids between the ages of 5-12 years old on how to write their own codes and solve coding challenges in Java Scripts and Python. He has diligently and consistently provided his support online to these children within the BAME communities internationally, in the UK, US, India, Canada and Africa.  

Consequently, these children have moved from having no coding knowledge to writing their own code and creating some mini games in JavaScripts and Python. Joshua has inspired them to  confidently put up their solved and attempted coding  challenges up in the Youtube channel provided for  them on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEF2nkDWxwPElU8z1ftSLrg/videosand on http://codingforkidsbykids.com/. And this portfolio has continued to grow everyday organically with parents referring their friends and families’ kids and giving recommendation on Trustpilot https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/codingforkidsbykids.com.

Even with Joshua's academic work, he selflessly taught and encouraged the kids for over one and half hour twice weekly for the last six months for free. The class helps the kids to be collaborative and interactive during the lockout. He really enjoys it and continued to maintain the coding class as a long-term venture.

Joshua is an outstanding student at his school. He has received awards for as the best student in Mathematics and English at his school.

Dara Adewole (Aged: 11 years)

Dara is the 2019/2020 Head Girl of her School, and she has just written a book.  She is only  11 years old and already a published author.  Her new book is titled  "My 11+ journey - an 11+  Success Guide For Kids".    
Dara is an 11 year old social entrepreneur running two charities; Caregirl homeless charity to support homeless people in the UK and Caregirl school buddy, which supports underprivileged school children in Nigeria which she started at age 6 and 9 respectively.
Dara has  turned her gifts / passions into a business.  She runs three businesses:-

  • Dara’s Boutique (making and selling homemade natural lip balm and candles, to fund her charity.),
  • Eden Original by Dara (which she started in 2019, selling homemade organic bath bombs and bath salts.)
  • And Dara’s Brain Academy (online tutoring for kids in Reception to year 5, which she started during COVID-19 lockdown.)
    What a star!!

Emmanuel Kareem (Aged: 9 years)

Emmanuel has been so helpful during the Lockdown. He has really helped his mum with cooking while she as ill.
He now loves to cook and he won the Tc cooking competition. Emmanuel is slightly Autistic.

https://instagram.com/caterer_mums_sensation_ent?igshid=1ld9708gh5yg6

Emmanuel Awe (Aged: 6 years)

Emmanuel has always had the desire to help people and share goodness with them where possible. He further proved this to be true by starting a charity to help children who are suffering (homeless and hungry) around the world.  He has already adopted a child from Benue state in Nigeria and intends to visit him and others after the restrictions are over. 
He intends to adopt more children in need in the coming months. Emmanuel has a plan for funding his charity and already collects clothes and toys to send to Benue, Nigeria.  

In August 2020, his organisation part sponsored a week-long residential for about 65 young people for life skills and Christian living in Nigeria.

  • He intends to adopt more children in need in the coming months.