OVERVIEW OF: Professional artist thrilled, gives scholarship to talented daughter of LAWMA cleaner
A professional artist narrates how a mother walked up to her about her daughter’s art skill and how she was moved by the girl’s talent that she gave her a scholarship to an art school.
According to a Twitter user @ceracerni, she was on a job when a LAWMA staff walked up to her about her line of work and how she would want her to put her daughter through because of her artistic talent.
The professional artist stated that sketches from the young girl’s notebook gave her memories of how she started her journey down the career.
Read her full story below …
”1). On this hot afternoon…. I was painting- when this elderly woman greeted me. I turned back and she was bending to greet me… so I kuku joined her and we were bending to greet each other.
2). She said she works for Lawma- being on the streets,watching me & my team at work everyday for more than a week now. And today she brought her daughter who has a sketchbook and always scribbles things on it to see a lady drawing on walls so as to encourage her….I was moved.
3). I asked the young girl her name, age and why she wasn’t in school. I also flipped through her sketch book and the first thing on the page was a drawing of a cat painted purple and I immediately had a nostalgia… I remembered drawing a cat in my primary school.
4). I chatted with her Mom for a while and we connected. See me speaking Yoruba like omo Ibadan. I know how my mom use to encourage me in my early beginnings too. I told her about the ARTHUB and how we can train her daughter to become an expert.
5). She asked where the location was and I told her Lekki. She said “ahh ówò yén màá pò gáàn o” and I told her not to worry that we will have a suitable arrangement. We exchanged contact and they left.
6). My manager and I had a discussion about it… and on this INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY…. We #ChooseToChallenge ourselves that Eniola will be our first Scholarship student. We will sponsor her training at the Ceracerni’s ARTHub till she becomes an expert.”