More than I Expected


My Name is Tjengisile Banda. I’m 20 years old and from Swaziland. I am a 2015 graduate of African Christian College. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Theology, majoring in Counselling. And I'm an UKWAZI Scholarship Recipient.

I would define my coming to African Christian College as directed by God. The campus is near my community, but I knew it only at a distance. I never knew what it was really all about until I met two students during an evangelism outreach at my church. They told me about it and I was interested in knowing about their counselling courses.

African Christian College has been a home for me and I learnt a lot more than I expected — in class, at work, and the community at large. I have learnt]ed fellowship, works that I didn’t know how to do, and how to teach children and adults. And lately I learnt how to facilitate business, home, and health curriculum. All those were things I did not think I was going to learn, but I benefited from all those anyway.

For all this I am sincerely grateful to the African Christian College family at large and I hope to serve my community in making means of alleviating poverty.

I volunteered working with MOM project in Masundvwini community teaching and dishing food for the orphans in that area. I was involved in the college choir and as secretary of the choir for two years. I organised youth outreaches at different churches around Swaziland. I also served on the Student Representative Council.

To the staff and supporters who made it possible for me to attend, I’m humbled by your commitment, love, and the helping hand you give in making sure that students have better future. Thank you so much for your patience with me and my colleagues and for not getting tired of giving us all that we needed to be better individuals.