Being positive will get you that special job

10 March, 2016

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Being positive will get you that special job

10 Mar,2016Profiles

23 year-old Solofelang Senokoane is a former Working on Fire participant from the Christiana base who exited the programme after joining the Department of Environmental Affairs as their Environmental Awareness Campaigner in January this year.

Solofelang joined the Working on Fire programme in 2013 and later fell in love with doing schools and community fire awareness activities. “My skills and experience in Fire Awareness Campaigns helped me to get this new job”.

When she was working as a fire fighter she used her monthly stipends to obtain her drivers’ licence and managed to build her family a four room informal house.

“There are so many great things I achieved while working at WoF, it taught me to be a hard worker, a motivator and always be confident when doing presentations during the fire awareness campaigns which has served as an advantage in my current job.”

“What I love about this job is that I’m back in my old field of taking care of the environment. I am using the skills WoF gave me, as an environmental campaigner to educate people about the environment and I organise clean-up campaigns.”

Her message to former colleagues was, “Have a positive mind and the right attitude and remember WoF is there to kick start your dreams. Value the skills given and invest in your intelligence.”

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