Participant uses stipend to complete his studies

23 March, 2017

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Participant uses stipend to complete his studies

23 Mar,2017Training

Thato Gabaya is a North West Working on Fire participant from Dithakong village in Kuruman, Nor thern Cape. Gabaya matriculated in 2010 but could not study further due to financial problems.

“September 2011, that’s when my life changed for the better after I joined the WOF programme,” says Gabaya. Gabaya says

WOF offered him acatering opportunity at the training academy that triggered his love for hospitality. He then enrolled for the Hospitality and Tourism Management Course at IQ College.

“WOF helped me figure out how I want my life to be. I have excellent skills as a firefighter, certificates and also graduated in tourism,” says Gabaya, who now holds a two-year National Certificate.

When asked how he managed to pay for his studies Gabaya says that he arranged to pay his fees on a monthly basis for two years until he completed his studies.

Gabaya says, “I am very thankful for everything Working on Fire has done for me. I am who I am because of WOF.”

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