Originally from Johannesburg, Njabulo is an 18 years old who is passionate about cars, science and sport. Njabulo and his grandfather have lived in KwaDabeka since 2011. They moved to Durban in order to be closer to family after his grandfather lost his leg in a serious accident.
In Johannesburg Njabulo played for the Blue Bulls Junior Rugby team and loved athletics. However in KwaDabeka the rugby teams were too far away to join. Wanting to try a new sport, Njabulo went to KwaDabeka Baptist Church in 2014 to find out if he could train with the CAST basketball team (aka the Clan). After meeting with the coach and filling out a few forms, Njabulo officially joined the Clan.
“The Clan welcomed me with a warm heart. I didn’t feel different. They let me fit in like a puzzle piece.
From the Clan, I’ve learned about being a unit and helping others to succeed. We help each other with homework and basketball.
CAST has also taught me how to discipline myself, and helped me to realise who I want to become.”
It was through a conversation with the Clan about cars and carbon dioxide emissions that Njabulo realised he wanted to study engineering, or something related in the science field. His dream is to one day create his own hydrolic engine. However his first passion is to study electronics.
As Njabulo explains, “A good scientist first sees a problem, then creates a solution.”
George Mwaura, CAST’s Youth Development Head of Department, was able to connect Njabulo with an opportunity to take a sponsored Electronic Technician diploma course at Intec College. Njabulo is excited for the opportunity to learn more about electronics.
However, to be able to fully utilise the opportunity, Njabulo needs a used working desktop computer or laptop. CAST believes in empowering resilient youth like Njabulo, who are passionate about achieving their dreams. If you would like to donate a computer or laptop, contact George Mwaura at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 079 596 7364