An exceptional 12-year-old Nigerian girl, Zita Ejike who feeds school children through her self-made company has won a scholarship award worth over 500,000 Nigerian Naira.
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Zita started striving to ensure no child on the street goes hungry in 2020 when she was just 9 years old. She developed an interest in the production of natural skin and hair care products and later started a company named ZEE SHEA HUB.
From the proceeds of her Shea butter sales, she removes only what she needs to restock and uses the rest to feed and clothe the less privileged, as this has been her vision.
In recognition of her exceptional feat, Airtel Nigeria, one of the leading telecommunications company in the country, awarded her with scholarships.
According to a statement by the company, Zita’s resolve to help other children with her hard-earned money is inspiring and commendable.
“We are inspired by Zita Ejike, a 12-year-old Kidpreneur, who has positioned herself as a true example to the world that everyone can make a difference, regardless of age,” the company said.
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Airtel however announced that they are supporting Zita’s dream with high technological tools such as high-performance electronic equipment for her Shea butter business, including a 100 kg digital computing scale, a 20 tray shrink wrap packaging machine, a 1000–10,000-liter industrial liquid mixing machine, and more.
The company also awarded her a N500,000 scholarship award to further her education.
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“We also gave her a cheque of N500,000 in the form of an education scholarship to encourage her to keep making an impact in the community,” the company said.