Ever since I started to work as an English teacher, I had a deep enthusiasm in working for educational sectors to teach moral coupled with my prior profession of teaching English as a foreign language for Ethiopians. I almost started to lead and become exemplary for my age mate workers and easy to communicate with my immediate leaders. As a distinction graduate, I had opportunities of applying to non-governmental schools which welcome high scorer students to be elected as teachers and I with strong belief of being recruited applied to Kinderdorf International, SOS- Mekelle Hermann Gmeiner School project and found my self selected the first among other 26 applicants.
As a matter of fact it was my university’s ample recommendations that enabled me catch hearts of my employer. I started my work of teaching grades of 10 and 12 students in the year 2009 and those students were to sit for National school leaving examination and it was of high and worthwhile responsibility to carry as a teacher. I went through the academic year with provisions of many worksheets, assignments and project works that involve student-centered and active learning strategies of teaching and learning processes. At the end of the academic year, I was awarded a certificate of Excellence to witness my diligence in my work and was reported as I did the best work of the year to enable all of my students score ‘A’ in the national examination. I was quite motivated to work more with more responsibility in year 2010.
The beginning of this year, I was called to the office and was told that the national office in Ethiopia has selected me to work in the position of Assistant Department head of the two local languages and English as foreign language, which is a managerial position in the school. I started to work efficiently in the position and received leadership trainings including Inputs of quality education. These trainings have added an enthusiasm to work and lead the 13 teacher under my responsibility to sustain education. This step was in deep of great support to my country’s educational policies and will do a lot to the run of the process of the development. Though this had a lot to do with the national stance of sustaining quality education, there are still remaining tasks to be done.
For Ethiopia, a rapidly developing nation in the continent of Africa, Education has a remarkable inputs and positive impact. Therefore, I have made the decision of studying further more to help my community and contribute to the education development of my country. In my vision, there are many bright pictures of revised Ethiopia in the spectrum of education for education is the gate away of all civilization and demolisher of all the cultural and social barriers that hazardously affected the rapid development. Now, I feel, is the right moment to be out of the slavery circle of poverty.
It is quite important to notice the environment where we live to identify what it lacks and what resources it contains, and I have a strong belief in every problem provides us a chance to look at the solutions around it. One of the most challenging aspects of developing countries is the lack of good governance and improved leadership. This challenge coupled with other sociocultural barriers determines the altitude of the poverty line. Having this initiation within I hereby have made myself walk closer to finding opportunities of self improvement regarding education. Today I feel enormously compelled to find a free scholar ship through your help of helping me help myself as well as my impoverished nation and continent at large. With your graceful help, I promise to my deepest heart to practice what I will learn from the scholarship I could entertain in the near future.
Daniel Tikabo Hagos
Hermann Gmeiner High school
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