Meet Wongani from Malawi
My mum always talked about how grand the graduation ceremony at the prestigious Chancellor College is. The frenzy environment, graduates in their iron pressed attires and gowns, the smiles and seemingly endless graduation photos. Family members that have travelled from afar to witness you receiving that paper you've worked hard for.
I look forward to celebrating my graduaton at College of Medicine with my family, friends and my colleagues with whom I look forward to working with in achieving our own personal goals, uplifting the lives of our families and communities in providing essential health care services to our nation.
“After graduating I look forward to starting my career, to simply not making a living but a difference as a medical laboratory scientist.”
When I think about my graduation, I think of a beautiful continuation of life. It won't be the end of my childhood rather it will symbolize a realization of all those childhood dreams I always had.
My fascination for science and life, the body, the simple yet powerful human cell, what causes cancer and how do you treat it? It will mean a fulfillment of the curiosity about life, the curiosity that will help in diagnosing and treating illnesses. It will remind me that I might have answered some questions I had as I perused the big biology books in secondary school.
Always fascinated by biology and wondering if people could really get answers just by looking at a slide on a microscope. It will remind me that there are more questions to ask and more answers to be sought. That the world is vast and there is still knowledge to be acquired and so much to learn.
After graduating I look forward to starting my career, to simply not making a living but a difference as a medical laboratory scientist. Challenging myself to be the best in my career I can be, and contribute positively to the health sector in our country.