Case Story – Flaxon Richard
Flaxon could not hide his excitement as he walked up the podium once again, this time, to receive the best graduating student award for the recently graduated 80 students at DAPP Dowa Teachers Training College (TTC) graduation ceremony held on the 7th of December.
Like his fellow graduating teachers, he was excited that he has made it after three years of hard work and determination. Flaxon joined DAPP Dowa TTC in 2015 with no idea how the journey ahead would be “As a young man, I always dreamt of being a Nurse. In fact, it is all I talked about. But you know, life doesn’t always go as we plan it and in 2015, I found myself here at DAPP Dowa TTC and I decided from the moment I got here that I would work hard and make the most of the opportunity I was given” says Flaxson
And on the 7th of December, his hard work and determination indeed paid off. Coming from a family of six, Flaxon is the second born and plans on working hard in order to achieve his dream of becoming one of the influential decision makers in the Education sector of Malawi “ This is just the beginning. I hope to contiue with studying to gain more skills and knowledge in my field so that I can one day be in a position of making influential decisions about education as well as transforming the Malawian educational sector and I know it will not come easy but I am willing to work for it” he said.
He would like to encourage student teachers everywhere to work hard and know that teachers shape the future. “As teachers, we are entrusted with the countrie’s future, let us take this work seriously” He said. Flaxon comes from Ntimaukanena Village situated in Traditional Authority Chikukula in Dowa District