Foibe is climbing her mountain to attain her dream. She will complete her community development diploma at the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) at the end of 2011, and she will enter a Community Development degree program through the University of Namibia in 2012. Foibe is also certified to counsel for HIV/ AIDS. Her brother and sisters are all working now so they help Foibe pay for her studies. Despite her incredible workload with a full-time job and her studies, Foibe is also a single mother to a beautiful five- year-old daughter.
“I want my daughter to grow up to believe in herself, to work hard, to respect others, to be assertive and to be proud,” Foibe tells me. “I want her to live by the values and principles I’ve instilled within her and I want her not to look to men to better her life. Like I was taught, I want her to be proud of what she has.”
Foibe believes we all have gifts and that we should use them.
“I’ve learned to use what little I have wisely and not to feel sorry for myself,” says Foibe. Problems become an opportunity to mature, and to learn to value what I have. I avoid bad friends and people who are negative. I believe in myself and I live by the values and principles I was taught. This keeps me focused in my life.”