Meet boy who dropped out of school at Grade 7 to become mechanic after failing to secure school fees


A 16-YEAR-OLD boy dropped out of school at Grade Seven to pursue mechanics after failing to secure school fees.

Mufakose-based Tawananyasha Manomano is now earning a living from repairing cars. His life has been a challenge, following the separation of his parents.

“I stay with my father and stepmother with their children.

“Things are not well for me since at times I have nothing to eat.

“I used to go to school and I would be sent away for failure to pay fees,” he said.

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The young mechanic said he got the skills from his father, who would repair cars, in his presence.

“I got the skill from my father and I would learn until I was in Grade Seven.

“After writing my Grade Seven examinations, I had to stay at home and, at times, I would buy clothes after getting something.

“However, I would lose some clothes to my other siblings.

“At times, I would sleep without eating anything.

“My friends are the ones who would give me some clothes at times.”

Tawananyasha, though, dreams of a good life.

“I wish to have a better life and I hope to get something that can help me earn a better life.

“Repairing cars is helping me since I have no one to support me.”

— HMetro

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