- Sibusiso Mdokwe and Sibusiso Dayimani are blind
- They have a one-year-old child together
- Despite their poverty, they are determined to go back to school to complete their studies
A blind couple in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa is determined to go back to school to complete their studies despite their poverty.
Sibusiso Mdokwe, 37, and Sibusiso Dayimani, 24, met at a braille school and fell in love even though they couldn't see each other. They now have a one-year-old child named "Lisolethu," which means "our eye."
Mdokwe became blind when he was 22 years old after someone in his village hit him in the face. His dreams of becoming a teacher were effectively over. He had already dropped out of school.
In an interview with News24, he said: "When I had my own eyes I had big dreams I wanted to go to university to study teaching. I could see myself standing in front of learners teaching. I can still teach braille."
For her part, Dayimani said she was born blind and was raised by her grandmother. She was never taken to school because of poverty.
They survive on a government disability grant but it's not enough to cover their studies. They have therefore appealed to well-wishers to intervene.
They are also determined to send their son to a better school and are thankful that he is able to see.