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Taking Care in Life and Work

achmat-jongie-hard-at-workWhen Achmat Jongie arrived at DreamWorker post his retrenchment, all he really cared about was finding work to support his family. Achmat impressed us with his total commitment to his family. He proudly shared how he sacrificed everything to give his eldest daughter a better education and pay for her to complete a chef’s course. Today she works in an upmarket restaurant in Tamboerskloof! With his wide range of skills ranging from electrical, to carpentry, to panel beating, building and roofing, we knew Achmat would be a superb handyman. As one of 8 children, Achmat’s parents did not have money to send him for formal training, so all his skills have been acquired quite literally “hands on”. He told us proudly “if anything breaks, I just know: I can fix it. Anything!”.

It was his passion for family and his passion for fixing things that led us to forward Achmat for a position as caretaker at a medium sized complex in the Gardens. Achmat is delighted with his work and the responsibility he has been given. “Everyone here trusts me and is so good to me. I just love coming to work every day. I will never forget the beautiful woman at DreamWorker who helped me get this job. I will never forget Justin for teaching me so many different skills before he went back to Germany. And I thank God for giving me the health and the strength to do all these things I can do to support my family”. A real attitude of gratitude!