- A mechanic saw the desperate need for jobs in a Pretoria Township
- So, he opened the doors of his workshop and created a training programme for the community’s youth
- According to the local hero, he did not want the young people in his community to struggle the way he did
A mechanic in Soshanguve Township outside of Pretoria became a local hero after he opened the doors of his workshop to help his community.
Isaac Boshomane was named the LeadSA Hero for March 2018, after he created a training programme for the youth in Soshanguve.
Boshomane saw unemployment in his community and decided he needed to take action and help the youth.
It led to the mechanic, who owns his own workshop in Soshanguve, to create a training programme to help young people complete their trade test.
However, surprisingly, the majority of Boshomane’s trainees are women. The mechanic decided to help the young women succeed in a industry dominated by men.
Briefly.co.za learned aside from empowering the youth, Boshomane hopes his training programme would lead the youth away from a path of drugs and crime.
Boshomane is no stranger to struggle. The mechanic’s passion for cars started while he was still a boy. But, he had a tough time to reach his dream and qualify.
This is one of the main reasons that motivates Boshomane to help the youth- he does not want them to face the same difficulties he did.
For Boshomane, the people he takes in should only have a despite to succeed. A lot of his students had no prior knowledge of a car. So, he makes sure he provides them with the necessary theoretical and practical work to help them succeed in the industry.
Take a look at his story below:
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