Coming into focus


It takes time to figure life out with its twists and turns, ups and downs. At times patience runs out and it feels like all hope is gone, before you come into focus.

Through life’s lessons I have always kept focus on something great and beautiful beyond my present state, something beyond visibility. That’s the power of imagination and it has given me great hope and keeps me going each day with a smile on my face regardless of lifes troubles.

I have always cultivated my mind and kept my heart in an adaptable state in every situation. Improve by every means within my reach for the intellectual and moral improvement in order to improve the mindsets of others.

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Having fun with the violin

Moving out of the comfort zone and try new things beyond my acquaintance boundaries with new challenges each day. Meeting new people, learning new languages, finding love in strange places you never thought of, never knowing it’s a process of putting you into focus.

But just like an old proverb says, “It takes a village to raise up a child”.

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Jazz students 2016/17

These people in the picture and many others have helped to bring the best out of me. Their patience, kindness, teamwork and aiming for the best.

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People in Trøndertun are very interesting. When you make a mistake they will tell you don’t worry, it’s okay, shit happens all the time. When you break a glass, they will applause and cheer. Very interesting.

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Finally, every tuesday we have seminar with different outstanding professionals in different businesses giving us guidance and encouragement to each ones goals.

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This is Bjørnar, the assistant principle at Trøndertun folk high school

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Be happy and don’t worry!

Thanks to the MOVE Exchange Programme for making a difference in our lives so that we can make a difference in other peoples lives.

Priston Mtonga
Priston Mtonga

Priston is a 24 year old man from Lilongwe in Malawi. He’s always been musically minded, ever since he was nine years of age, and the interest has only grown stronger over the years. Priston is a violin player and a vocalist as well. He sings a classical country gospel music. He’s been studying music in Malawi at Music Crossroads Academy for one year completing a certificate programme. He has also recorded his first album, which will be released soon after finishing studio work.

For his year in Norway he looks forward to experience a new culture, meeting great people and learn a lot of music at Trøndertun Folkehøgskole.

Pristons goal is to be the change he wants to see in his country, Malawi, through the power of music. He wants to create happier, hopeful and joyful faces with purpose and love in their hearts for all humanity – making the world a better place for all of us.

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