I am Aaron M.C. Phiri from the warm heart of Africa, Malawi. I am the first born in a family of five children.
I first attended primary school at Katoto Primary School, and in 2010, when I was in form three, I dropped school due to health problems. In 2013, I proceeded with my education and I managed to get Malawi School Certificate of Eduation. Chaminade is the Catholic school I attended. Because of the charity works done by the Marianist brothers in the communities, I was enthusiastic to become a brother. But I later discovered that it was not my call. I got married to Emily Saka and we are blessed with a son named Matthias.
My father was a professional builder and as I was growing up, I began to adapt to those skills when I was only ten. By the time I finished my secondary level, I was an expert. One of the things I also learned from my parents was that life is all about love, treating each other right, and that love can change anything.
I experienced that love with my brother Thapson Phiri, who is now doing his second-year studies here. We went through a lot of challenges together, but we managed to get up. He was the first one to find out about African Christian College when he finished his secondary school. His decision to come here changed his life and now, mine too.
Because we cared for each other so much, he remembered me when he came. He told me a lot of good things and good works which are being done here. I was therefore motivated to come and begin my new journey of life. God can work through anyone to change another person’s life and we don’t know who that person is. That is why we should love one another always and that favour will be returned back to us.
Now that I am at African Christian College, I can see the transformation of my life and others in distinguished perspectives academically, spiritually, culturally, socially, and also the life of humility.
This was so overwhelming and apart from that, African Christian College teaches us to be skilled in different kinds of works such that we would be able to employ others instead of looking out to be employed.
Finally, I would like to say that this is the right place for positive change in someone’s life. How amazing it is to have people of more than ten countries in Africa and other parts of the world living together as one family. I thank God for helping me find my way to African Christian College.