Before coming to Australia, Emmanuel had minimal formal education.
He grew up in Rwanda and refugee camps in Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe before moving to Hobart to complete his education.
After graduating from Rosny College in Hobart, Emmanuel went on to complete a Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics) and Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) at Monash University in Melbourne.
“I was inspired by Teach For Australia’s focus on educational equity, something that I really care about, and an opportunity to challenge myself in a non-typical graduate job.”
“I have many people that have trusted and believed in me. I now have one of the most important roles in our society – to educate our young people.”
Emmanuel has loved teaching mathematics and science and strives to make his subjects exciting and engaging for his students.
Reflecting on his own journey, Emmanuel appreciates the teachers who have helped him along the way.
“You were the first teacher to believe in me which in turn made me believe in myself too.”
As a result, he wants his own students to never let their current circumstances define their fate.
To those considering a career in teaching, he recommends going for it.
“There is no single moment where you will be bored. That is impossible.”
“I hope that the audience will gain a deeper understanding of the extent of educational disadvantage that abound in Australia.”