A dad wanting his twin teen sons, accustomed to the comforts of the country club, to learn some gratitude took an unusual step.
According to WPCO, a Cincinnati-based TV station, he sent the 14-year-olds to spend the seventh grade in Nigeria.
The boys, Noble and Evan Nwankwo, spent seventh grade at Mea Mater Elizabeth High School in Enugu. There, the day starts with 5 am exercise and prayer, and continues with a 12-subject course load. There’s no help from mum on homework or washing clothes, either.
“Adversity is important in somebody’s development in life, as far as I’m concerned, because there comes a time when the storm is going to hit you, and if you never had that to fall back on you’re just going to fall apart,” Evans Nwankwo, the father, said. “I strongly believe that because it’s been important in my own development.”
Nwankwo was born and raised in Nigeria. He was one of 13 children. The family was well off. Then, the Nigerian civil war broke out and they were running for safety and scrambling for food, and his father was killed