Blessing Yohana is an electronics inventor and one of the best students in Shiny Gloves Club's engineering program. Blessing's father, an electronics repair technician, was initially unwilling to support her wish to become an engineer, not only due to the economic conditions of her family but also because of her gender.
In Nigeria, where Blessing is from, gender discrimination is responsible for keeping girls out of school. According to UNICEF's research, more than half of the girls in northern Nigeria are not in school.
Blessing graduated from high school two years ago and wants to study engineering, but her family cannot afford to send her to university. Shiny Gloves Club has created the Blessing Yohana Fund to help Blessing study engineering at a private 4-year university in Nigeria.
The Blessing Yohana Fund will continue to support talented girls from low-income communities in West Africa who wish to pursue engineering careers.
More information about SHINY GLOVES CLUB, INC: The mission of Shiny Gloves Club is to provide an outlet for children who do not have access to education, particularly at an early age. Shiny Gloves offers a revolutionary approach to help children in impoverished communities with classrooms for free.