I am Thapson Phiri from Malawi, the South Eastern part of Africa. I was born and raised in the Northern part of Malawi, Mzimba district in Mzukuzuku. I come from a family of four boys and one girl – myself being the last born. I’m twenty three years old, born on 27th July 1995. I am single and never married before. I am a Christian, a member of Church of Christ. I received the grace to be born again in 2008 and got baptised in the same year.
I believe that knowledge is power. This conviction enabled me to focus on my studies at high school. I was a hard worker, and that saw me passing my secondary level at Target Private Secondary School in Mzuzu city. On March 2017, an opportunity appeared the whole Malawi for those who are willing to study Computer Science at Chancellor College. I applied for the enrollment and they considered me to join them on 1st July. I went to study computer Science for one and a half year. We were going through levels; level four diploma, level five and level six diploma. I was able to do level four only, and couldn’t continue due to financial problems.
It seemed like my world was coming to a standstill. However, in the midst that confusion of what the next step was, Mr Mbwenu Chirwa, a former Student at African Christian College, phoned me and informed me about the college. I gathered more information about the school and was so impressed about the prospects of joining them. So I applied and waited. I think that was the most testing period – waiting to hear my fate. Finally, by grace of God I was admitted for the class of 2020.
Being here has been such an amazing experience. I interact with people with people of different cultural backgrounds, beliefs and likes. We are people of different races and different religious beliefs but we are living as one family and being treated equally. Finally, I plan to major in Conselling due to the behaviour of people in our community and other part of Malawi and the globe. In our community people generally don’t care a bit about God and the gift of life that has been given us. I hope that I can be able to make a meaningful impact in their lives. so for the next three years I will focus on my studies so that I can have enough information on how I can help those people, and be of service in God’s kingdom.