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‘I never wanted to be a teacher.’

October 23, 2014 — 

Originally posted on UM Today : October 21, 2014

Daniel Swaka’s dream of becoming a doctor didn’t exactly turn out the way he’d planned. Instead, the Sudanese-born Swaka, who came to Canada after years as a refugee in war-torn Africa, became a teacher.

But now, Swaka is more than pleased that he found his way to education.

“I never wanted to be a teacher. There was a lack of pay for teachers in Sudan. [But while I was] not meant to be a doctor, I [realized] I could teach teachers,” says Swaka, who will receive his Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education at this month’s convocation ceremonies. Swaka is also the United Way guest speaker at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Education on Oct. 20.

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