My father abandoned us, and I had to help my mother raise my sisters. I dropped out of school to do odd jobs, but was not able to take much home. I always had an interest in masonry and went to Machava Training Centre to inquire about the training costs. They were too pricey, but I left my contact for future consideration.
In June 2017, I received a call from the centre who had partnered with the Skills to Build Project. I was selected for free training with a daily allowance to cater for transport and food. Ecstatically, I took up the offer. I learnt a lot about excavation, foundation setting, concrete production, casting, bricklaying, steel fixing, plastering, roofing and finishing. These skills have helped me get many small jobs and increase my income. I can now comfortably support my mother and siblings. I am also married and have two children. I plan to register my own company in future.
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