Baker makes historical past by changing into VUT’s first visually-impaired graduate

A Free State baker is about to grow to be the Vaal College of Know-how’s (VUT’s) first visually-impaired graduate.

31-year-old Thabo Lenyora of Ventersburg will obtain a Nationwide Diploma in Policing at VUT’s upcoming spring commencement ceremony.

He was in grade 11 when glaucoma — a illness which damages the optic nerve — robbed him of most of his eyesight.

“I’ve sufficient imaginative and prescient to stroll round by myself however that’s it — for the remaining, together with studying and writing, I want help,” stated Lenyora.

He accomplished his policing diploma via VUT’s disabilities companies unit in simply over three years.

“I used a speech gadget known as a non-visual desktop assistant which communicates every thing via speech.

“It was essential in serving to me get via all of the examine and writing concerned,” Lenyora stated.

“VUT’s incapacity unit was in its infancy after I started my research in 2017.

“Progress has been made in offering services for disabled college students at VUT and there’s at all times good help from lecturers.

“Utilizing a incapacity as an excuse for not doing nicely in your research is unsuitable. A incapacity could make finding out tougher however disabled college students can excel in the event that they work exhausting and commit and self-discipline themselves,” he stated.

He desires to review regulation subsequent 12 months and focus on build up his bakery which he runs in his hometown along with his fiancée, Anny Tsubella.

“I can’t enable my incapacity to carry me again in that space,” he stated.