One -on - one with the apprentices: Brilliant Khoza

Q: Give a brief outline of your background.
A: I come from Silozwana area. There are 8 in my family and I am the 6th born. There are 4 boys and 4 girls. 3 of my siblings have passed away including my father. When I am at home, I live with my mother, young brother and 2 sisters. Some of my siblings are in South Africa and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. They are hoping to improve their lifestyle.

Q: How did you hear about Ebenezer?
A: I didn't do well in school and I wanted something that would benefit my life. My mother and the community leaders encouraged me to go to Ebenezer. I attended the Selection Camp and learnt to communicate well with a team and to help others.

Q: What has been your greatest challenge since coming to Ebenezer?
A: There was a shortage of tools especially when we were clearing our fields, and our accommodation wasn't ready. When we planted our first crop of tomatoes, we camped on site to deter animals from eating my plants.

Q: What has been your greatest joy in being at Ebenezer?
A: I met other people from different areas and I was able to discuss different issues affecting our communities. My life has changed and I realise I am special.
Q: Who has been your role model?
A: Various people have impacted my life.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
A: In 5 years I see myself as a successful businessman in my community. I also want to travel outside of Zimbabwe to purchase equipment for my business and find a market so that I can expand and be more influential.

Brilliant's beautiful cabbage crop
May God bless you as you continue to be a light at Ebenezer and in your community.

Brilliant explaining about his cabbage crop
Interview done by Molly Manhanga


Stacie said...

This is so great! I am glad that you are doing this!! I am praying for you all!! Blessings!

hlulani Chauke said...

well done,khoza!