Yes, indeeed a 10 year old currently in college and wants to open her own bank. You go lil mama!!!
Who is she you might ask, well let us introduce: Esther Okade
Esther Okade is a Nigerian-Brittish math genius, who is making headlines all across the nation and the world. She is enrolled at the Open University in Walsall, UK. and studying math as in: theories, complex numbers, bookeeping, number systems and etc. Esther is at the top of her class at the university. She wants to get her Phd. in financial math and wants to apply that degree towards owning and starting a line of her banks. She wants to open her own banks in her country and other place across the world.
Okade sets very high goals for herself and at just 10 years old, this little girl pushes herself to go above and beyond. She's tough on herself too, when it comes to potentials, bringing them forth and exceeding in them. Esther's love for math started when she was just four years old and since then, Esther has improved and became a success in math.
Esther is also applying her love for math to write a series of children's workbooks, which will enhance their skills and knowledge of math. The workbooks are called Yummy Yummy Algebra and will come in beginners to advance levels. In a recent interview with CNN International, the little genuis expressed how she wants to help other children like herself in math and wants them to know they are special too, when it comes to learning and their abilities. She stated how many different volumes of books she will write and put out on the market for children.
"It starts at a beginner level -- that's volume one. But then there will be volume two, and volume three, and then volume four. But I've only written the first one. ---- As long as you can add or subtract, you'll be able to do it. I want to show other children they are special."
Her parents are involved in doing philanthropic work and will be going back to Nigeria to complete a project of a school they are currently building. Esther is helping her parents out, the books she is writing will be supplied for the school. Esther's mother is very keen when it comes to education and the style of learning, which she states that every child learns differently. There's no one style of teaching or learning because children absorb and process information differently. And we agree. The main purpose of the school, Okade's mom, Efe expressed in the interview, is to give children the space they need to exhibit their own learning styles. She went on to state that teaching children should be based on their learning styles. And again, we agree!
"Some children learn very well with kinesthetics where they learn with their hands -- when they draw they remember things. Some children have extremely creative imaginations. Instead of trying to make children learn one way, you teach them based on their learning style."
Efe brings a very good point and it's an issue the schools in America really need to look into. But that's another article.
The school will be called Shakespeare's Academy and scholarships will be offered to local children in Nigeria, so they could attend. Esther and her mother hopes the school will also be beneficial in helping children discover their dreams and set goals at an early age. The school will house 2,000 to 2,500 students and will open in September.
Salute to Esther and Godspeed!