Allan Bloom said, “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” In our client’s case, education has indeed enabled light to filter through the many cracks that now holds hope.
*Adam found himself on the street and with the help of our fieldworker, Tasneem Hoosain-Fielies, he found place at the City’s Safe Space in the CBD. He embraced this opportunity and took initiative to complete a free life orientation course at an institution in Green Point. Eager to become more self-sustainable, he realised that with help, he could slowly carve out a different life for himself.
Motivated by the knowledge he gained during the life orientation course, Adam discussed with Tasneem an opportunity that he wanted to pursue but which required him to obtain his seaman’s certificate and to pass a medical exam.
In life we often need to spend money in order to make money. Thanks to our generous donors we were able to pay for Adam’s seaman’s course and medical exam. He has since been shortlisted to work on the fishing trawlers at I & J. He is determined to change his circumstances now that he has access to Souper Troopers’ support services and a safe place to sleep at night.
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*not his real name