Meet Joshua Beckford,the Youngest Boy to attend University At 6
Joshua Beckford is a 14-year-old autistic boy who has now become the youngest ever to attend Oxford University at age 6 and globally named to be one of the most intelligent boys in the world.
Beckford who an already graduate of Oxford University was appointed the Low Income Families Education (L.I.F.E) Support Ambassador in January 2019 for Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network (BMAN) in Nigeria.
Later he adopted and endorsed the funding of reconstruction of school classrooms for Tafan community in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
According to reports, there are about 350 children in Tafan and in its eight satellite villages who have missed regular school since 2011. Since the run of violence in southern Kaduna communities increased, but has since been brought under control.
The unease access to the nearest school has led to a significant loss of quality education for these children. It is common to have children in Primary Six who are unable to read and write. Due to this, extensive remedial effort has to be exerted to help the children to be at par with their urban-based peers.
Beckford’s involvement with the school classrooms reconstruction project is a direct response to the recent issue of a press release which announced the Fantsuam Foundation’s partnership with BMAN L.I.F.E SUPPORT for reconstruction of a block of classrooms for Tafan community, Kaduna State.
“My Special Project is to help create a better future for the children from Low-Income Families in Nigeria. I am motivated and excited to be the L.I.F.E Support Ambassador for BMAN to help fundraise and rebuild this school for all the children of Tafan in Kaduna State Nigeria. This will be a life-changing project. Together we can help produce the future Scientists, Engineers, Doctors, Educators, Lawyers, Pilots and other skilled people,” Beckford remarked when reached for comment.
Joshua, who has set a fundraising goal of $28,793,388 for the school classroom reconstruction project, is hoping to commission the school classrooms during his visit to Nigeria along with his father Knox Daniel, this month, August 2019 to anchor a mentoring session for the BMAN Father And Son Together (FAST) Initiative under the theme “Beyond Limits”.
The reconstruction of the school classroom under the umbrella of BMAN LIFE Support will eradicate barriers confronting Tafan’s children created by educational limitations – barriers which make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for them to become productive and successful adults.
In a post from the ruling All Progressives Congress yesterday Joshua Beckford will be arriving Lagos for the fundraising project.