Participant says WOF became a parent to him
Given Kobo of the Dr JS Moroka Team says the Working on Fire programme provided for him when his parents passed away.
“I did not have anyone to care for me when my mother and grandparents died. I depended on them because jobs were scarce,” he says. Kobo says, “The work opportunity in the programme restored my dignity and that saved me from poverty. The monthly stipend helped me buy clothes and food and upskill myself. It changed my life for the better.”
Being able to make his own living has given him pride.
Kobo says that the bank SMSes that beep on his cellphone every month put a smile on his face.
“My friends always ask me about this job opportunity. This makes me feel valuable again,” he says.