My name is Augustine Nyonzima and I come from Tanzania. For those who don’t know where Tanzania is, it is one of the smallest countries located in the middle of Africa. I have a few hobbies that I enjoy doing. Two of my favorite hobbies are hiking and photography. They have been my favorite hobbies since I was a little kid. My life from the beginning has been really fun. I grew up living with both of my parents. There are seven kids in my family: four boys and three girls. Growing up as a little kid from Tanzania, I always wondered what it would be like to travel outside the country. I come from a family where education is one of the most important tools. I remember my father always telling me how important education is and how it could open doors for you and lead you  so many places. However, back in Tanzania, we didn’t have the best school system, which was one of the main reasons why we made the decision to move to the United States. It’s not always easy to leave your culture and your childhood friends behind and move to a country you don’t know anything about. Moving to another part of the world is not an easy choice. It was one of the hardest decisions my family made. They did all this for me and my siblings so we could have a better education. Some people just don’t get the chance to get a good education. I am grateful to be in the position I am in today and to be a part of the Keene community. Keene State has provide me with so many opportunities that I would never take for granted.

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