Bongani is a big man with a warm heart. He loves music. When he was young, he was part of a choir which won a number of competitions.
Today, he listens to everything from Jazz to opera. After school, he went to a technical college where he studied things like industrial electronics and engineering science. Later he was Manager at a retail outlet.
And then one day, he heard an interview on the radio which changed the direction of his life. The person being interviewed was blind and he spoke about Orientation and Mobility Training. Bongani was moved by what he heard and followed up on the invitation to apply for a place on a course which would make him an Orientation and Mobility Practitioner. The rest is history.
Bongani has been working for us as an O&M Practitioner since 2004. He has been willing and happy to work far from home and in some of the most remote rural parts of our country where he has brought new hope to the lives of blind people. One of those blind people had this to say about what Bongani’s training had done for her. “I feel human again”.