Olutayo Ifedayo Victor was an out of school child born in extreme poverty. In order to continue his studies, he was provided with full scholarship by Bookers International Schools in 2014. He won the UNESCO/Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Competition. He was amongst 20,000 participants from 157 countries in the world. His essay talked about the legendary kindness and activism of his late role model: Okafor Michael, a man without legs dedicated to spreading happiness and helping people. He created a kindness club called Okafor Memorial Group (OMG). The club is now meeting every weekend and is gathering 200 youth. It focuses on helping fellow children with bullying and molestation and encourages them to get back to school and clean the environment. It also provides moral support through its volunteer licensed psychologists. The club’s activities have been replicated by 6 schools within the community and engaged more than 200 young people to replicate kind acts of Okafor. He was given the children award by the MEXT: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Tokyo. In 2020, OMG’s goal is to expand the library and include computers in it so children can have computer skills and learn more about it.
Nominated By Bookers International SchoolsAll 2020 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees