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To learn from a misstep

Proverb in the local language
ሰው ከፊደል ‘ሀ’ ብሎ ወይም ከመከራ ‘ዋ’ ብሎ ነው የሚማረው
Proverb's direct translation
People start learning from letter “A” or from trouble “shit”.
Proverb's meaning
If you make a mistake, learn from it.
From: Amhara of Ethiopia

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Africa Proverbs