Meet the Field Data Capturers
Sibabalwe finished high school in
2012 at the Ulana Senior Secondary School.
He would like to be a pastor one day.
“I am passionate about helping people
where I can. I love to make a difference
in people’s lives, says Sibabalwe.
“I am not a talkative person but not shy.
I would love to be involved in the community
raising children. I believe the future rests in our
children, the more time we spend time with our children the better. I have a sense of humour I enjoy laughing and sharing jokes.”
Sibablwe is working for Siyakholwa Development Foundation, the
CWP Local Implementing Agent. “I’m pleased to be involved in this organisation since my dad, Sisa Tywabi, was one of the founder members. I feel I am part of what he started,” he says.
“My role at the moment is to gather information from every village for the GIS mapping programme. I enjoy my work because I’m given the opportunity to be involved in my community and make a difference. I take photos of all the work in the CWP programme. I upload all the information into the G.I.S system and co-ordinates have been created for every village in our area.”
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Nosibulelo is 29 years old – the fifth
of eight children raised by their
mother, who was a single parent.
Two of her brothers have passed
away. She passed Grade 12 in 2003
when the family was going through
hard times as her mother was not
working. To pay for the transport to
go to school, Nosibulele sold sweets,
juice, snacks and chicken heads
In 2004 the family’s only source of income was a grant. However, her mother managed to borrow some of the grant amount so she could continue her studies. She registered for a National Diploma in Policing at former Border Technikon in East London and finished in 2007 – but was not given the certificate because she still owed money.
“I was struggled because the money my mother borrowed was only for
registration and NSFAS [National Student Financial Aid Scheme]
only paid small percentage of my fees.
In 2008 I started applying for jobs with my grade 12 results. I was desperate and told myself that I’ll be taking any job that I get until I find the better one.” “In 2010 I came to Siyakholwa and that’s how I ended up as a CWP worker. Rather to stay at home doing nothing I took the job. And now, since June 2012, I am working for the GIS mapping team.”