At Anderson College, we are constantly amazed by the courage of our students, faculty, and staff. In December 2021 we ran a “My Courageous Moment” story-gathering campaign to celebrate our students, their strength, the moments that have defined their lives and the people who have motivated them to overcome and succeed.
In sharing our stories, we realize we are not alone and are often inspired to recognize, or to find, our own extraordinary courage. We hope the following story moves you, as it has our Anderson family.
I am a PSW Hybrid program student and would like to share about my success story with this program. At the beginning, it was really hard because I couldn’t secure the computer from Anderson College in time. I couldn’t open my module in time and that got me frustrated. On top of that I wasn’t familiar with the module system. Also, English is not my first language.
“I told my father and my friends, “I have so much stress. I want to discontinue my course.” Everyone told me, “No, you can do it.”
As a result, I was lagging behind and I couldn’t finish my module until the last minute. I failed one exam. I wanted to abandon my course. I told my father and my friends, “I have so much stress. I want to discontinue my course.” Everyone told me, “No, you can do it.
Fortunately, I had a very good instructor, Gloria, she is so kind with a smiling face. At times, she would make jokes during classes which would help my stress disappear. I sent my father to my sister’s house because I had to take care of my father while doing my studies. It was difficult to look after him even though he was hopeful about my course.
“I started getting more marks which made me very happy as my final mark was 99%. Can you imagine? Now I am getting practice in long-term care.”
During this stressful time, I decreased the amount of cooking I did for myself and indulged in unhealthy food while studying from morning to midnight. Sometimes, I felt, it was too much, and I would get crazy.
But then I started getting more marks which made me very happy as my final mark was 99%. Can you imagine? Now I am getting practice in long-term care. I will support my clients and patients without any hesitation when they need help, it is my wish and God will bless me. I will be a well-educated PSW in Canada with my knowledge, by 2022.
I have dedicated my life to education, so I am able to experience success in everything I set my mind to. Also, positive thinking is most important. I have achieved all I desired. When we are dedicated, we can succeed in anything.
Buddhika S. D.
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