Winston the Blind tour Guide
- By: Winston Fani
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/winston-fani-5417326449229750122
- Date Created: 16 October 2022
R 8 853
R 20 000
Winston Fani (35) is a blind man living in Mfuleni, Cape Town, South Africa.
He lives with his blind wife, Busi and a guide dog called Gladys, who guides Busi. I am involved with both because I puppy-raised their guide dog, Gladys. Winston was retrenched from a logistics company due to Covid and has struggled to find work since then.
In South Africa, there are not many jobs for the blind.
Winston has searched long and hard but has had all doors closed to him for work. He is a personable, chatty, gentle and connected man who has a dream to become the first blind tour guide in South Africa. This is a career that will suit Winston. He has a passion for history and education and can connect very well with people he meets. He cannot move into this career without completing his tour guide certificate.
He can register for a course that is full-time with a practical element. But since Winston is presently unemployed, the cost is prohibitive for him.
Here's where you can help.
Winston needs to complete the first aid course and write his exams with a scribe. We have also included a little bit for daily transport to the course venue.
Please donate to this cause. It will give a wonderful man a chance to reimagine his life and restore his sense of dignity by being able to work independently again.
Update: Winston was attacked in a taxi recently on his way home and robbed of his cell phone. He broke his white cane over the mugger’s head and managed to get away by jumping out of the moving taxi. We have updated the target to reflect the need to replace his cell phone and fund the deposit for accommodation outside of Mfuleni/Delft.
- Nov 02, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
- "Good luck Winston, i hope you pass your exams and i look forward to taking a tour with you. Well done for never giving up!!" - Connie Papageorge
- Jun 11, 2023 - R 500.00
- "Winston you are our true hero! Your amazing courage and incredible work ethic should be known around the world, please tell the world your incredible story!!" - Vivian Law
- Jan 22, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
- "Following your story with interest. " - Left Hand Giving
- Jan 18, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
- "Wishing you all the best of luck with your career in tourism " - Aimee
- Jan 05, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
- "Supporting you all the way Winston." - Muffin
- Dec 20, 2022 - USD $ 16.20 Fees covered
- "“A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness” #HanukkahVibes You are a light, Winston! " - Chava
- Dec 13, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
- "." - Anon
- Dec 12, 2022 - USD $ 10.81 Fees covered
- "Good luck! We’re all cheering for you!" - JL
- Nov 22, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
- "Your AMAZING Winston! Well done for persevering! I wish you and your wife well." - Zia Teasdale
- Nov 22, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
- "All the best to Winston and his family. May God bless you and give you the guidance to fulfill your dream" - Cedric
- Nov 22, 2022 - R 250.00 Fees covered
- "Heartfelt blessings to you, your wife and of course Gladys. You are a shining light and inspiration to us all xx " - Natalie Bass
- Nov 05, 2022 - R 250.00 Fees covered
- "Best of luck winston" - Paula de jongh
- Oct 26, 2022 - R 400.00 Fees covered
- "Reaching dreams" - Ann
- Oct 26, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
- "All the best with the course Winston and Gladys" - Sheila
- Oct 25, 2022 - USD $ 27.16
- "Good luck, wishing you the best." - Philippa
- Oct 24, 2022 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
- "May you be blessed, hope this will help you fulfill your dreams" - Anchen
- Oct 20, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
- "Good Luck Winston!" - J
- Oct 19, 2022 - R 100.00 Fees covered
- "Only a very small donation to help. " - Salome
- Oct 19, 2022 - USD $ 55.32
- "Go for it Winston!" - Heleen van de Ven
- Oct 18, 2022 - USD $ 23.91 Fees covered
- "Best wishes⁰" - Leonie
- Oct 18, 2022 - USD $ 11.96 Fees covered
- "Sending love" - Pri
- Oct 18, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
- "They sound like a lovely couple!" - Cailey Low
- Oct 18, 2022 - R 250.00 Fees covered
- "Wishing you the best Winston! Hope you achieve your dream " - Michelle
Winston the Blind tour Guide Campaign
Winston Fani is a blind man living in Mfuleni, Cape Town, South Africa. He lives with his blind wife, Busi and a guide dog called Gladys, who guides Busi. I am involved with both because I puppy-raised their guide dog, Gladys. Winston was retrenched from a logistics company due to Covid and has struggled to find work since then. In South Africa, there are not many jobs for the blind.