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Watch: Mechanic turns workshop into training centre for youth in local township

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Isaac Boshomane of Kgabo cars in the Soshanguve Township outside of Pretoria has opened his workshop to the youth and helps them train for their trade tests

 

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Isaac Boshomane has been selected as the LeadSA Hero for March 2018, for all the work he has done to uplift the youth within his community. Isaac works as a mechanic and owns a workshop in Soshanguve. He saw the need for jobs among the youth within the community and came up with a programme to train them.

Isaac opened his workshop to the youth and has started training them up for their trade tests. Many of the youth involved in his programme are women. He has opened his doors to train women in a predominantly male industry. He also hopes that this programme will steer the youth away from drugs and crime, giving them an opportunity to thrive.

As a young boy, Isaac’s love of cars led him to become a mechanic. He faced many challenges before finally qualifying and it was those challenges that set him on a path to helping others. He didn’t want other people to struggle as he did which is why he gives out so many opportunities to learn.

Some of the students working on his training programme had no idea how a car worked and now they are able to fix one easily. Isaac provides all the tools needed to do a job accurately. He even does theory work with them to ensure that their training as at the national standard.

You can take a look at Isaac’s story below and see what his students have to say about the opportunity they have been given.


Sources: LeadSA
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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