Tisekwa Gamungu, 16 year old Tanzania boy who saved nine pupils from drowning after their dhow capsized in Lake Victories is to honoured for his bravery, reports the Citizen.
The young boy will be awarded 2 million Tanzanian shilling (894USD) by Suleiman Kova Foundation, which also intends to train the boy with rescue techniques.
“For his tender age, it was not an easy job for Tisekwa to rescue nine school mates from drowning; he did a commendable job, which was supposed to have been done by an adult. He deserves praise,” said Babbie Kabae, presenter, Clouds TV station.
The Nine pupils were rescued from 21 pupils who were in the dhow, which has left three pupils missing.
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