A self-taught carpenter fixed schools furniture


Barber cut owner who studied electrical engineering hails from Mohlaletse (Maroteng), sitting at home and searching for employment was not a solution for this young self-taught carpenter, Election Lethiba had to create a bright future for himself. 

He was named Election because the day he was born it was declared as a national freedom day in the country.

Recently on 13 January Election has utilised his skill to fix approximately 135 schools furniture including desks and tables at Fetakgomo secondary school.

“It was on Friday when one of the SGB’s called asking if I can fix their school furniture before schools re- open. I agreed and they bought new materials accordingly and I fixed them,” he explained how he did his excellent job at that school.

The school governing body (SGB) noted that some of their desks and tables are old, others are broken and therefore they decided to ask this local self-taught carpenter to fix them.

“It was my first time working at a school but I never hesitated because i know how to do my job.  It was easier because I have full two years being in this industry. I started my own business (Election Projects) of doing chairs and tables two years ago,” said Election. 

Sharing how he acquired his skill of doing furniture’s.

“God is great. I didn’t know what I was doing with a soft wire in my hands but I ended up making a designed chair which I saw somewhere. The following day I saw a truck selling wood and bought them, and I started to design that chair again,”

Then his family recommended his job and encouraged him to do more.  His paramount support from his family made huge contribution to his talent.

He attended his primary school at Lerajane primary school and completed at Mokhulwane secondary school.

“I wish to run a wholesaler compiled with my own man made furniture’s. 

He pleads government to assist on buying him more machine so his business can grow.

On 13 January 2020 social media site went fume as his work was trending.

Thapelo Motseo

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