A local Johannesburg resident, Ryan De Azevedo, chanced upon an unlikely hero when his car broke down in peak hour Sandton traffic.
After much trial and error, De Azevado was unable to sort out the problem with his car and decided to leave it there overnight.
His friend even went to buy parts and the next day they tried again, but to no avail.
Fortunately Tshepo was shovelling cement right next to the car and quickly diagnosed the problem: one of the modules was damaged and needs replacing.
“At this point I was really intrigued in how this youngster shovelling cement would know how to fix cars so I questioned him a little,” writes De Azevado in a Facebook post.
“Story being that Tshepo has been studying Motor Mechanics but failed 1 subject and never had the money to finish his course.”
After buying and replacing the part Tshepo suggested, De Azevado’s car fired up right away. “We would have been proper stranded in the middle of Sandton during mad Friday commuting had it not been for Tshepo’s help.”
“I really feel for this kid. He didn’t just fail his course and decide to become a beggar or the sorts but straight away went and found a job as its what he felt was necessary to save the money to finish his course.”
De Azevado believes that with some help he can help Tshepo raise the R11,000 needed to complete his studies.
In one week he has raised nearly half the money thanks to his Facebook post. He commented the following beneath his post: “Guys thank you to all that are sharing and helping to offer. I can’t see just how far in we are yet but I think we are over half way already! I cant say how humbled I feel by all the responses. You guys are amazing!”
“If there is anyone out there willing to help me with this please let me know. It can really change this young lads life for the better.”
For those that feel moved to help Tshepo follow his calling, feel free to contact Ryan De Azevado on Facebook to get bank details.