Petal Miller, who I have always affectionately referred to as Aunty Petal (as a mark of respect), is a professional, energetic and compassionate teacher who nurtures and develops children, instilling in each and every one a determination to achieve and excel. I am grateful to have had the experience of being taught by such an incredible and gifted teacher, whose teachings and words of wisdom have guided me from childhood through to young adulthood.
I first attended Aunty Petal’s Saturday school as a keen, but unfocused 10 year old. Aunty Petal taught and guided me through the transition from primary to secondary school education. She instilled in me a sense of self confidence and a determination to succeed.Having spent my formative years with Aunty Petal, I am now an undergraduate at Kent University, studying Social Anthropology.
Aunty Petal has taught me so much and I have always wanted to be in a position to give something back. This opportunity arose when I was able to update Aunty Petal’s knowledge of social media, with the setting up of her Twitter and LinkedIn accounts and the development of event pages for PLM Development events.
Although I was paid for my services, I felt so honoured to have been asked to support Aunty Petal, who for so many years had supported me and who now supports my seven year old younger sister who is following in my footsteps, now attends Aunty Petal’s Saturday school.
Personally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for everything that you have done in the nurturing of Talibah who is now a respectful, self-assured and hardworking young lady. They say that it takes a village to raise a child, so I am grateful that you are in our village.