Tionge Phiri, 21, is employeed by Barry Paseli of Sata Technology. Barry was a Grow Movement client who was mentored by Ljubmir Trajikoviski from Macedonia.
Tionge graduated from Soche Technical College with an advanced Diploma in Information Systems in December 2014.
In Malawi it is hard for a person with his qualifications to be easily employed because the IT industry prefers to employ those who did programming rather than with his qualifications. He stayed at home searching for a job for four months. In April 2015, Tionge was employed by Sata Technology as an IT guy, his first job ever.
Before this job, Tionge was depending on his parents to provide everything needed in his life. But now that he is employed, He is able to provide for his needs, pay school fees and other necessities like books, school uniform and pens for his niece, and contribute to buy food at home. He is also planning to go back to school to do a degree programme.
“I am a happy person now because I can contribute something at home”