Well, it's week one of Sibu and Zim's employment at AMI (African Musical Instruments). And Ben Carver, one of the directors, wrote to us and said "there is only good news to share", he continued to tell us that the trainees have settled well into working alongside their colleagues. The next step is a refresher course on all the machines. Progress will be charted as part of the more formal educational aspect of their growth.
We must never forget that life is not straightforward for young men such as Sibu and Zim, no matter how motivated or talented they are. Life in a township can be hard with lack of food and shelter never too far away. So although they are doing well, our partners in Grahamstown are keeping an eye on them to make sure that they have appropriate help should the need arise. That Khanya is able to provide a steady stipend for them is of great help to them and their families.
We were delighted to hear from AMI – next time maybe we'll be able to share a few pictures.
Christina Thomas is a trustee of Khanya and serial volunteer at Amasango Career School.