Why I Enrolled My Son At Mechanic Workshop – Kunle Afolayan

Multiple award winning actor and filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has said he enrolled his 7-year-old son at a mechanic workshop to enable him learn handiwork and to also make him useful to himself and the society at large.

The ‘October 1’ maker had recently shared a video of his son working as an intern at a mechanic workshop on Instagram.

Afolanyan, who was a guest at TVC Breakfast show ‘Wakeup Nigeria’ said this will keep him busy and useful.

According to him: “It’s a way to keep them busy so they can be useful to themselves and the society at large.

“What actually promted this was because of the experience I had at the mechanic workshop when I went to fix my vintage car, and as a matter of fact I’m making a movie about it.

“When they came home for holiday I said to them; you need to do something, and the sister started doing tailoring while my son said anything, so I decided to make him work as an intern at the mechanic workshop.

“The first day I dropped him there he cried, but the next day he had already adjusted, even when I called and asked if I should come pick him by 4 or 5pm, he actually said maybe 5pm.

“Then I went there myself and as I was arriving I saw him and he was so engrossed in the work. So I feel its a good way of engaging them during this long holiday”.

Afolayan said this while featuring on TVC Breakfast show ‘Wakeup Nigeria’ as they discussed Parenting tips.

He also added that there are no risk factors “I just wanted them to see two sides of a coin”.

 

By Deborah Yisah

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