Storekeeper earns a bachelor’s degree

5 Sep,2017Profiles, WoFire News

Tshibanyane Mofokeng from the Bethlehem Team has achieved something that not many in his position have.

Mofokeng obtained a Bachelor’s in Governance and Political Transformation degree from the University of the Free State.

Tshibanyane and his twin brother are the first in their family to achieve degrees.

Mofokeng was born with B3 visual impairment, and has difficulties with most daily activities taken for granted by others, such as driving, reading, socialising and walking.

Although he has struggled with his sight his entire life, this has not stopped him from reaching the goals he has set for himself.

“Even though I have a visual impairment I did not allow that to stop me from obtaining my first degree and it will not stop me from obtaining another qualification. I would like to thank the Department of Environmental Affairs for initiating the Working on Fire programme because it serves as a stepping stone for us to reach our goals,” says Mofokeng.

He aims to become a political analyst in the future and is currently saving part of his stipend to do his honours degree.