AS TEACHERS WE KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MAKE MISTAKES. YOU CANNOT ERASE THEM. BUT WE CAN CROSS THE ERROR AND MOVE ON #SomaNaBonga

By Amunga Peter

When I started using pen in my primary school, and I made a mistake, I would try hard to erase it before submitting to my teacher.
Sometimes, I use chalk to clean my mistake but it later re-appeared.
So I began to use saliva, it worked, but only to leave holes in my books.

My teachers then used to beat me for being outrageously dirty. But all I tried to do was to cover my error.
One day, a kind hearted teacher who loved me so much called me aside and he said, ” Anytime you make a mistake, just cross it and move on” . He said further “Trying to erase your mistakes would only damage your book to nothing.


I told him in protest that I don’t want people to see my mistake. My loving teacher laughed and said ” Trying to erase your mistake will make more people know about your mess and the stigma is for life”.


Have you made some mistakes in life? Cross it over and move on. Don’t expose yourself as a result of trying to cover your mistakes.
Every successful man or woman made mistakes at certain points in their journey to success… the difference is that they never erased them, rather they crossed them and moved on. Better things are ahead of you. Don’t worry about making mistakes in life because through them we learn. Learning is Continuous. Learning never ends.

#SomaNaBonga

Have a blessed day.

Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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