Brewing his own opportunity

2019-12-10 06:00
Cozland BeukesPHOTO: Samantha Lee-Jacobs

Cozland BeukesPHOTO: Samantha Lee-Jacobs

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He started making coffee to raise funds for his lifelong dream to become a photographer. Now this fundraising initiative has become a beacon of hope and a tool for empowerment in Tafelsig.

Cozland Beukes started the fundraiser in September, but quickly realised he could use this as an opportunity to empower himself beyond funding his studies.

While this is still on the cards, and a goal he is working toward, Beukes wants to use the platform to show youth in his community that they can achieve more.

“I want to show the youth and children here that you can make an opportunity for yourself. All it takes is for you to start. It does not matter how big or small it is,” he says.

His venture may have been a short three months, but his coffee has reached even top tears of government, with ministers and high ranking officials all stopping by to support his dream.

Beukes posts a gazebo outside his Sentinel Street home from 5:00 to 14:00 daily, selling coffee, milo, cappuccino and hot chocolate.

“My main goal is to now create employment for people,” he says.

He is known as a beacon of light to people walking to work and beacon of hope to children to show them to strive for better.

Beukes says once he completes his photography studies, he hopes to work on the cruise ships then come home and invest in the business.

Beukes also accepts cards for his business now called Coffee on the Go.

V Find Coffee on the Go at 53 Sentinel Street, seven days a week from 5:00 to 14:00.

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