Brilliant Nigerian student, Oluwatomilola Mustapha, has won a whopping prize of $4000 (N1, 552,000) in faraway New Zealand.
Mustapha, a 400 level student of the Department of Biology Education, Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), emerged the 2020 winner of Tei Kaihau Social Entrepreneur Award in the Global Enterprise Experience challenge, defeating many students across the world.
Oluwatobi and his winning team, called Blue Care, created a handy bag with solar-powered blue light used for treating infants with jaundice conditions. Being the team lead, Oluwatobi expressed his happiness about the outcome, adding that he was glad his effort was rewarded this time around.
His words, “I have always wanted to give a chance of survival to many children and I think I am attaining that already.
“I am so excited I got this opportunity because I went out for quite a number of grants. I have done quite a number of applications but they came out unsuccessful but I was unrelenting always ready to give it a try and I am glad I made it this time.”
The award is a global competition put together by Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and is targeted at developing participants’ entrepreneurial skills. The 2020 edition witnessed over 1,000 participants grouped into 128 teams who came from 116 countries all over the different continents.