Manna dreams of his future
Manna came to Sweden from Bangladesh in the summer of 2015 and started studying SFI more or less straight away. In 8 months, he completed the SFI course and was ready to go on to “basic Swedish as a second language”, a course that wasn’t offered at the school he attended.
“I saw that the courses I needed were offered at a new school in Liljeholmen and applied straight away.”
The tutors help us with the more difficult things
“It is fun to study Swedish even if it is a difficult language to learn. There are so many words! Now we have focused on grammar, so I hope I get that right now. I have received good grades for the courses I have studied and it is fun!”
Manna says that he was still a little nervous when he tried to speak Swedish after the SFI course, but that it feels better now after having continued his studies.
“We got a lot of help from the teachers in the classroom and a lot of individual time with the things we found more difficult.”
He also says that even the staff who were not his own teachers were dedicate and assisted when he needed help. It’s all the more stimulating when the rector often comes to the classroom and helps.
“The teachers and the study materials at Competens make it easy for us students to learn.”
The goal is to become a doctor or engineer
When Manna has completed his studies in Swedish, he wishes to continue to university. In Bangladesh, he studied physics at university level but he would really like to become a doctor and work with people.
“If I don’t get a place to study medicine, I want to continue studying to become an engineer. That also seems a lot of fun,” he says.
For Manna it is important to dream of the future
“I have not lost sight of my dream even though I am not young any longer,” he says, and believes that many people give up dreaming when they grow up.
Important to learn Swedish first
He strongly advises those who have studied SFI but not continued to study Swedish to carry on.
“It is important to study first and then to work, not to take a job as many others do – otherwise it becomes so much more difficult in the long run.”
Manna has high expectations for his future and the challenges that await him.
Secondary adult education
Secondary adult education is for those who do not have secondary school grades or equivalent, and who want to take the next step in their personal development. The courses correspond to those in secondary school, years 7-9. The format is adapted for adults and those who can take greater responsibility themselves for their studies.