18 June 2019 • Content team
Just a moment with Mbaimbai Fhatuwani Moses (1/2)
“I was born in a place called Ha-Mulima Pfananani, a small village in the province of Limpopo which shares the boarder with Zimbabwe. The name of my village means “People who live from the land”. The airport is an 8 hour drive away. This is where my family lives and the place I call home. We have cows and fields on which we grow corn.
Mbaimbai Mulambilu Joyce is my mother’s name. When I was little she woke me up at 4:30 am, and we would work on the land until late in the afternoon. This was during the harvesting season, when the schools were closed.
Whenever I go home now, I will join my mom when she’s out on the fields. Did you notice my hands? It’s caused by plowing. For my mom this work is a way of life. It keeps her fit, she says. And for me it is a chance to be around her.”
Mbaimbai Fhatuwani Moses, selected for a 2-month exchange programme from South Africa to work on the project Direct Current Transmission at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, campus Delft
JUST A MOMENT
Over the course of a day, you see dozens of faces passing by: in the Atrium, on the stairs, on your way to class. Behind each face is a unique story. This series of interviews, inspired by ‘Humans of New York’, gives readers a little peek into the lives of students and staff at THUAS.