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February 20, 2019

Five-Minute-Interview: As a politician I would promote the SDGs

Peter Mawira is a youth mentor, with Action 2015. He is also a businessman.
Peter Mawira is a youth mentor, with Action 2015. He is also a businessman.

I’m good at.... mentoring students. I believe they deserve opportunity to achieve their potential, a secret Americans learnt decades ago.


I’m very bad at.....drawing.


The last book I enjoyed reading is...How To Win Friends And Influence People, by Dale Carnegie.


The most surprising thing that happened to me is... realising that I was actually very good in maths.


A common misconception about me is...That I rarely laugh! I’m the funniest person to be around with.

One of my worst childhood fears...a beating from my mother.


My ideal night out is.. ... I’m yet to have one.


In another life I’d have been......still working with people not for people.


If I was a politician....I would advocate the new sustainable development goals (SDGs).


The best age to be is...18. I mean, it feels all grown-up.


The best part of my job is.......waking up each day purposing to change a life.


My greatest regret is...... None. I use my regrets to build my life.


Historical figure that I mostly identify myself with......Steve Jobs.


Living person I most admire......the man I am becoming.


My greatest achievements are......being the reason why things happen; being a unifier; seeking to match the resources of the business community with the needs of the poor and unreached.

My favourite authors are....Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Barack Obama.


My greatest possession mum. She’s my mentor and my friend.


If I was to die in the next five minutes, my last words would be......what you know is old. Hasten to get knowledge!



Peter is youth mentor with Action 2015 and a businessman. He travels around Africa speaking to students and young people.

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