"There is still hope in the middle of pain. Rather than choosing an easy way out and prey on others as thieves, why not we go the hard way and sweat for survival." Matty Herman. Matty is a youth without a formal job. Instead of resorting into cheap way of living by stealing from others, he decided to earn his living through hard work... Read Matty's full story below - No Job, No Worries.
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NO JOB, NO WORRIES!
I graduated from Don Bosco Agro Technical Secondary with a certificate in Electrical.
After I finished, I encountered financial struggles.
All I heard was sorry, we don't have any jobs available.
As a young person, I lost hope. I was at the brink of joining the street boys and prey on others for survival.
Life is not easy nowadays. Those that have jobs, might be okay a bit. But for the many that are in the informal sector, it is really a great struggle.
After searching for jobs in vain, I decided to start selling cold water. It was really shameful when selling cold water in front of my former classmates. However, I decided to focus on my daily goals of selling than comparing myself with others.
From cold water, I began selling boiled eggs at Kokopo Market in East New Britain. From selling a few trays of eggs to now selling 15 boxes of trays of eggs per day.
I also employ unemployed youths to help me sell boiled eggs which keeps them off trouble.
I've learn a lot that life is not fair. However, I have also learn that if I was so prideful with my certificate, I might still be looking for a job now. I honestly say, it took a lot of humility, putting my certificate aside and wear the shoe of a street seller.
I have no regrets. I can now put food on the table and help my mum with the takings of my egg business.
There is still hope in the middle of pain. Rather than choosing an easy way out and prey on others as thieves, why not we go the hard way and sweat for survival.
With God, all things are possible.
Story of Matty Herman.
Written by Glen Burua (Page Admin)
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