Introducing Meseret

Published Fri, Feb 08, 2019

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TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR TEACHING CAREER.

I teach in Adams Thermal Academy- Hossana. I teach Hadiyisa, which is the local language, to a number of different grade levels.  I have been teaching for the last 13 years; for 5 consecutive years in public schools and the following 8 consecutive years in Adams Thermal Academy-Hossana.

DID YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TEACHER WHEN YOU WERE IN SCHOOL? PLEASE TELL US ABOUT THEM AND WHY THEY WERE YOUR FAVORITE.

When I was attending Wachemo comprehensive Preparatory school, I had a Chemistry teacher whom I liked very much. His name was Matewos. The reason behind was, the way he presented the subject matter and the way he handles students with love.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A TEACHER? WHY DID YOU SELECT THIS AS A CAREER?

What inspired me to be a teacher was that a teacher is a person who always learns and that this career, more than any other career, allows a teacher to develop, equip and raise a person with knowledge.

WHAT TRAINING DID YOU HAVE TO BECOME A TEACHER? WHAT DEGREES HAVE YOU EARNED?

I have taken a pedagogical training and was awarded a certificate, diploma and bachelor’s degree.

WHY DO YOU ENJOY TEACHING AT ADAMS THERMAL ACADEMY?

I enjoy teaching in Adams Thermal Academy because the school has made the environment convenient for the teaching – learning process. In addition, as the students have many problems due to their background, supporting them in various ways like advising, putting them in prayer goes with my life’s objective. I praise God for this opportunity.

HOW DOES YOUR FAITH AFFECT YOUR TEACHING?

My faith has a positive influence in my teaching activity in that it has helped me to do it with the fear of God and with respect to the God given duty.

DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO SHARE ABOUT A STUDENT YOU HAVE IMPACTED? A STUDENT WHO HAS BEEN POSITIVELY IMPACTED BY YOUR EFFORTS?

There was a boy named Eyasu, he had nowhere to go as he had no relatives. He used to shine shoes and stayed the nights in the compound of a Coptic church. Later, he joined Adams Thermal Academy and attended grades 9th and 10th. However, he couldn’t pass the grade ten National Exam and returned to his shoe shining. I then sought him out and after locating him, I encouraged him to attend a vocational college extension program while working his shoe shining in the daytime. I covered his tuition fee and provided other supports. He is currently enrolled in a vocational program for construction.

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS FOR YOUR TEACHING CAREER? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH?

In the future, I want to study linguistics.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR HOME LIFE. ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN? WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR YOUR FAMILY? WHAT ACTIVITIES DO YOU ENJOY OUTSIDE OF WORK?

I was married and have 3 children however in 2017 an unexpected incident occurred in my life. My husband passed away. I am now a single mother. I have a son and two daughters. God willing, I want my oldest son to be a businessman who runs a company which imports and exports. His name is Israel. The middle daughter, Bersabeh, wants to be a doctor and the youngest one to be a researcher. Outside work, I enjoy being with my children and reading books.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BIBLE STORY OR VERSE?

My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 1:33:

   “…but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.’’ (NIV)



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