Before becoming an Orientation and Mobility Practitioner, Kidibone qualified as a sign language interpreter and she also has a Diploma in Human Rights.
Already you can see in what direction her life was going. Her first position as an O&M Practitioner after qualifying was a one-year contract with the Department of Health in North-West Province. After that, she worked at St Francis School, which includes both blind and sighted learners. In 2015, she joined us at SAMBT.
In her CV she says that she likes traveling and meeting new exciting people. Well, since she has worked for SAMBT she has certainly travelled. She has run programmes in Phuthaditjaba in the Free State – both in the community and at the school for the blind there. She has worked all over Gauteng and in her home province of North-West. She has also met a lot of new people – many of whom are her blind clients.
She tells of how some of those same clients said to her that she was telling them fairy tales when she told them what they would be able to do once she had trained them. But by the end of their training , they had changed their minds and were saying things like, “I want to stand on the top of a mountain and tell the world about this!”