- Trust Ngomane stopped driver on a road in Arconhoek to ask for donations
- The driver realised that Trust was filling potholes on the road
- Social media praises the boy's entrepreneurial spirit
A young man melted the hearts of his community and social media users after a photo of him taking the time and responsibility to fill potholes was posted on Facebook. Trust Ngomane, who should have been spending time singing and playing with his friends was spotted on a road in Arconhoek place by Hennie Muller.
Muller wrote that he had assumed Trust stopped him to ask for donations but upon closer inspection, realised that the young boy had buckets of gravel with him and was fixing the roads instead of being playing soccer or frolicking in the sun.
Muller gathered that the boy saw a need in the community and seized the opportunity to make some money as well as help solve the problem.
Trust’s story broke the hearts of Facebook users in the country who were dismayed at the extreme poverty and poor service delivery in South Africa, which causes young boys to resort to fixing roads in their spare time for change.
Social media users praised Trust’s entrepreneurial skills, and claimed he brings hope for the future of this country.
South Africans also lamented the fact that youth are forced to grow up at such a young age as they have to learn how to take care of themselves from a very young age.
Muller posted Trust's story on a Facebook group called Positive Relationships in South Africa which tries to highlight the positive and hopeful good deeds that go unnoticed.
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