Lens – a weapon to success for firefighter
‘‘Living with a disability has not stopped me from having dreams and goals in my life,’’ said Luyanda Kewuti, a Store Person at the Stutterheim Team in the Eastern Cape.
Kewuti is a young man who is passionate about photography. He started using a camera since 2003 when he was a learner at school.
“I always wanted to be a professional photographer and I had a dream that after matric I will go to the University to fulfil my dream,” he explained.
In 2007 Kewuti did his matric year but unfortunately did not pass. “I never gave up so I bought myself a better camera and people started recognising me and I would be invited to cover weddings, preschool graduations as well as birthday parties,’’ he said.
Kewuti said that was the only way he made money to assist his family. He didn’t have any job after leaving high school.
“In 2011 I got an opportunity at WoF and I was hired as a Store Person at the Stutterheim Team and that gave me hope that my dream will come true one day”, said Kewuti with a smile.
He said that being part of the WoF family has improved his skills. Kewuti said that he takes video clips of fire awareness activities done by his team and sometimes at events like the Mandela Day and Arbour Day.
“I had the privilege to help cover the Phase Three launch of the EPWP that took place in Keiskammahoek last year where the President was there and that gave me hope that one day I will cover big events,’’ explained Kewuti. He said that the WoF video team inspires him.