I am happy to have this opportunity, even away from home

9 April, 2016

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I am happy to have this opportunity, even away from home

9 Apr,2016Profiles

Leaving my home and my 2 kids and going to a place that is far has been a difficult decision but because I want to provide for my children I had to make that decision. These are the words of Thomas Qezu, a fire fighter in the Krom Rivier Team.

“I joined the Working on Fire programme as a fire fighter in 2014 at the Ntywenka Team as I am originally from Tsolo near Ntywenka but unfortunately in 2015 the team was closed down and all of us had choices to make after that,” explained Qezu.

The 23-year-old young man said that when other participants decided to resign he chose to go to another team where there was a vacancy.

“The Krom Rivier Team which is on the other side of the province is very far but I told myself that if I do not go there I will not have money to support my kids or save money to further my studies,” said Qezu.

He said it was a difficult choice to take but a good one. “I do not have qualifications and I have never worked before but WOF has given me skills and hope to be a better person,” emphasised Qezu.

I know I am far from my home and it’s not easy but on the other hand I am happy that I can still put food on the table for my kids and family.

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