Them­be­lani Phoswa (12), Grade 7, Re­fano Pri­mary

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Them­be­lani’s mother, Florence Phoswa, had hoped that one day her son would be a doc­tor. She says Them­be­lani wanted to be a doc­tor be­cause he wanted to im­prove the poor health fa­cil­i­ties in his com­mu­nity in Ver­ena. On one oc­ca­sion when his mother got sick but could not get help from the lo­cal clinic be­cause of the short­age of nurses, he said: “Mum, don’t worry, one day, I will be­come a doc­tor and you will be free from pain!” When Them­be­lani’s dad was not around, his mum could rely on him to fix bro­ken items such as door han­dles. He was a dreamer, she says.

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