Linda Trainee Profile: Timeyo

Timeyo was one of the first people to register interest as a Trainee at the Linda project.

Timeyo has a hearing impairment and has found it difficult to find work. His mother came along to the trainee recruitment interview and told Build It:

“Timeyo stopped school in grade 4 because there were no school able to teach deaf children in this area. He struggled to fit in at school, but we have found that the people to live in this community are really helpful because they know him and how to communicate with him. Timeyo is a bright boy and works really hard when given a chance. He really wants to join this training program and he insisted on being brought here.”

Timeyo is very popular with the other trainees, some of whom already knew Timeyo and have rallied behind him with their support. He has been teaching some of the trainee’s sign language, and is always one of the most jovial trainees in the group.

UPDATE: Timeyo passed his bricklaying exams and is now a qualified builder. He attended the Finding a Job workshop held at the Linda project and has now been hired by the contractor at Linda to complete the construction of the project.