social worker turned artist sculptor

However, after staying for months looking for a job, things did not materialize as expected.

He said that before joining the institute to continue his education, he started learning how to make sculptures using wood, dirt and scrap wood.

He said he learned sculpting skills for six months and paid fees to trainers.

He expected to one day set up his own art studio, where he could work part-time after hours.

“Sometimes I learned on the Internet (online courses), also from people who are experts in this field,” he said in an interview with The Guardian.

“This work requires great passion and focus in order to produce creative things, which may be different from what others produce.”

He noted; “I believe that through creativity, people can tell the difference between you and others, it’s also the best way to attract and attract people’s attention to come and buy your products.”

“If you want to learn and earn something, you have to focus on acquiring skills first, not money. So, it is better to pay attention to the acquisition of skills,” he said.

“The only thing you have to do to be successful is learn, create and practice. In the end, things will change and no one will complain about employment, not only in sculpture, but also in other areas of the economy,” he lamented.

The moment he figured out how to get ahead in his job search, he began practicing sculpture, a career he gained before joining the institute.

A young self-employed worker is involved in making sculptures in Makumbusho village.

“I carve different shapes as you see, there is a Maasai toy of mpingo trees, giraffes, face masks, animal species of all types like lion, cat, elephant, etc.), of trees and people too, according to the needs of the customer he will order”.

It manufactures different toys according to customer needs, the orientation of business premises as well as science and technology objects with the aim of attracting customers.

Some people used to order what he markets on media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.

“Some customers need to decorate their homes using natural objects like animal sculptures, trees and pictures,” he said.

“It takes a long time to convince people to buy our products, especially local Tanzanians who are influenced by Western culture in all aspects of lifestyle, and they view artwork as primitive possessions. “

Talking about his career, he says he produces a lot of objects according to consumer demands.

“I make all kinds of objects with different shapes, because my customers are not of the same status, and sometimes I sell everything,” he revealed.

“Sometimes you can produce many sculptures with high sales expectations; the result is different from what you expected.

He said he sometimes finds markets and relationships with different people, which helps find buyers.

He said that his career has allowed him to generate income of which he manages to meet all the basic needs as well as savings.

He advised other young people in Tanzania to stop complaining about jobs and start building their careers instead of their jobs.

“You know there is a widespread problem of youth unemployment and they are all blaming the government, instead of learning skills that will lead to self-employment,” he said.