Happy Teacher’s Appreciation Day
Happy Teacher’s Appreciation Day! In honor of this day, here are some highlights from an interview with our standard 8 Teacher, Charles Kaolowa.
Q. How did you become involved in Agape House?
A. “At first i was teaching at a secondary school since 2007 until 2013. Then, on April 29, 2013 I received a call from William ( Project Manager) asking if I am interested to work with street kids and without hesitating I started working at Agape House on May 1, 2013.”
Q: How would you describe the students you teach?
A. The children at Agape House are so interested and willing to learn.
Q.What do you want the most for your students?
A. I want my students and all Agape children to fulfill their dreams regardless of their status or background.
Q. Are there any memorable moments of success or of learning that have shown you your work is worth it?
A. I remember a time when we were introducing the classes, a lot of kids were not interested. They started breaking the windows and [throwing] stones, and doing all they can to disturb the lessons. In addition, they were not able to read or write. You can imagine, these are now the best kids ever, wow! What a success. They have now changed their rude behaviors, they are able to respect one another, they know how to read and write.
Q. What is one thing you would want everyone to know about Agape House?
A. Let everyone know that there is a small institution in Malawi that has a passion to change the lives of the street children and the orphanage, that they can support in any way to make these children achieve their dreams.”