Monday, August 21, 2017

From being a Porter to a Professional Guide

My name is Sylivester Modest, I was born at Mpanda Katavi, I completed my primary education at Usevya school at Mpanda in 1995,I was selected to join secondary education in 1996 at mamba  secondary school  mpanda .complete my secondary education in 1999, I was not able to proceed with advance education because of low income and no one was there to support me in my education and my father has no job so I didn’t go back to school. My family deals with small business to support   our family, in our family I’m the only child who was able to reach secondary school, my brother my sister and my twin sister they also deals with small business.  Due to the low living standard of our family I decide to find a job at Zara Tours as a Mount Kilimanjaro Porter in 2000,I did the job for 6 years, later on I after saving the money I choose to go back to school and proceed with Mountaineering Course ( Tour Guide) from Kilimanjaro National Park Guides Training in 2006 .after finished the training  I decided to look for another job at ZARA TOURS in 2006 as an assistant guide, and I was hired,  My guide was Yohana he cooperated with me, and my first route with him was mount meru, and I proceed well  doing other job with him.  I am thankful to ZARA tours director ZAINAB  ANSELL for supporting me  especially by giving  me  job which helps me to  be able to stand as a man and I’m able to assist my family and to fulfill  my personal needs and my family needs  such as food, shelter, hospital bills.

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