My name is Temwa Nyirenda, am twenty nine years old. I live in the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe. I am the first born in a family of five. I lost my father when I was 8 years old. I have been brought up by my single mother. I obtained an ABMA Education advanced diploma in Community Development in the year 2018.
I am currently working as a Head instructor in Community development at Don Bosco Youth Technical Institute. I head a section of three instructors and over 100 students.
How did you find your studies with ABMA Education?
I found my studies with ABMA very interesting and yielding. The lecturers were so engaging and supportive. The school exposed me to real life situations regarding community development as was demanded by ABMA Education’s syllabus. I found the course work so relevant to what I expected to learn before I joined the career.
What skills do you feel you have gained?
I have gained a lot of skills though ABMA Education through my course. Those that I cannot miss to mention are;
- Problem solving skills; based on how I can be able to resolve conflicts at family level as well as at societal level.
- Critical thinking skills, which help me as a social worker evaluate my professionalism by knowing my strength and weaknesses.
- Decision making skills; whereby am able to make decisions which help me on how I can develop myself as a social worker, so that I can reach out and be a representative voice of the vulnerable and underprivileged
- Time management skills, which help me on how I can deliver my lessons to the learners, reach out to the community as well giving time for myself and my family.
How do you feel your ABMA Education qualifications have helped you reach where you are today?
My ABMA qualification has helped me access a place to advance my career and pursue a degree. It set me a clear career path that I did not struggle to get placement with the Catholic University of Malawi. This qualification has built a great passion in me for the poor, vulnerable and underprivileged in society. It made me feel responsible for their social welfare.