Learner Name: Mduduzi Brian Nqwababa
Month & Year of Story: October 2021
“I think a Nook is a place where people can experiment and experience life through trial and error.” This is how 20 years old Brian describes his experience at the Bulawayo Nook in Zimbabwe. Brian comes to the Nook since it opened its doors to the local community in April 2021. Having a space to experiment, discover new interests and try out new skills is what he likes most about the Nook. As such, Brian has already explored a broad variety of different skill areas ranging from website design to arts & crafts, cooking and carpentry. He says that “the desire to learn triggered my interest to come to the Nook and I was interested in the different projects we worked on during the induction program me for new learners. l keep on coming here because l want to expand my skills base.”
Brian, who left school after the secondary level, currently works on manufacturing a sofa that can also be converted into a bed. He hopes that the carpentry skills he gains through pursuing this goal will help him to earn an additional income and start his own business.