I, Johannes Mokobi, – define myself as a young South African who gets up like many other South Africans to look for a self-sustainable life. Due to a disadvantaged background and life journey, I fall into the category of people who have not finished their schooling (Grade12) but that does not mean I am uneducated or uninformed about my surroundings and etc. I have been in and out of college due to financial and accommodation reasons.
I was born 27 March 1992 and I am like the millions of children who don ´t know their biological family since the age of 3 months. I am a driven and hard working person, with a passion about entrepreneurship as a way of self- improvement and financially stability. I love Marketing, Designing and Technology though I am not fully knowledgeable about the three. I am self-taught in many things I know today using online tools and YouTube.
I have also managed to develop some skills in Graphic Designing (using Adobe Creative Suite), Interior Designing (using Google SteckchUp), Web/E-mail Hosting as well as Web Designing/Developing (using WordPress & Adobe Dreamweaver). I also have basic knowledge in developing eCommerce Websites (using online platforms such as Shopify.com, Shopstar.co.za and WoCommerce Plugin).
I left school at Grade 9 (at Geluksdal Secondary School) after I was kick out where I stayed (as the family wanted to rent the whole house for income), since then I have changed schools and dropped out of colleges a number of times due to accommodation reasons. I am currently studying Web & App Developemt with SoloLearn.com (a free online learning platform) which will help me earn the skill in creating and developing websites and mobile apps. I started JM CarWash, to create a platform to earn an income to fund my studies and basic needs as well as to help other unemployed youth like me who find themselves in a situation like my own.
Today I wash cars for a number of individuals and small offices. I also freelance in Web Designing & Graphic Designing for an extra income. I started this movement to help other like myself who want to further their studies and are willing to work hard. I aim to wash 200 cars to raise the capital, to start helping at least 10 unemployed students.