‘I want to be a nurse’ – 6-year-old schoolgirl who was spotted reading by ATM at night

February 16, 2020
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The young girl who was spotted reading at night using the light from an ATM has talked about herself.

Dele Rasheed is a primary one pupil of the Hope of Glory Academy, Ondo town, who was recently photographed doing her homework by the light of the Automated Teller Machine gallery of a bank branch at Yaba area of Ondo around 10pm because there was a blackout in her house. The picture went viral and the bank is believed to have taken interest in her. She tells PETER DADA about herself.

How old are you?

I am six years old. I am in primary one. I live with my grandmother.

You were recently photographed doing your homework by the light of an ATM gallery…

I went there to do my homework because there was no electricity in our house.

Did your parent not have a generator at home?

No, we don’t have.

Is that what you normally do when there is a blackout at home?

Yes, when there is no power supply.

Who asked you to be going there?

Nobody did.

Did you see anybody there the last time you went there?

Yes, I saw a man there.

What did man tell you?

He asked for my name and I told him.

Are you not afraid of going there in the night to read?

I am not afraid.

What do you want to become in the future?

I will like to become a nurse because of their white uniform. I like them because they take care of people that are sick.

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