Orphan determined to succeed

4 December, 2015

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Orphan determined to succeed

4 Dec,2015Profiles

Kedibone Qhinebe of Suikerbos grew up as an orphan and she made it her mission in life to succeed against all odds.

She said her mother died when she was still a toddler. ‘‘I don’t know her and that is very painful’’, said the 26-year-old Kedibone.

‘‘My uncle, who was willing to pay for my tertiary education was involved in a car accident and he died.’’

She said the death of her uncle shattered her dreams of going to university and a good life. That is when she came into the WoF programme in 2010.

‘‘I wanted to study Public Relations at Boston College because I wanted to be a businesswoman. I recall how eager I was to attend classes the following year. I was excited but that imagination was short lived and crushed very fast”, she said.

‘‘As a representative for the team, I intend doing a course in safety with SAMT RAC and make my life better in the new year. That is the only way to overcome the misfortunes that have fallen on me in the past’’, she said.

Kedibone was one the female fire fighters who was deployed to Canada to assisting in dousing out flames and she expressed her gratitude to WoF for having given her this life changing opportunity.

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