Fidal Sibia

Sponsored By: SASOL

Studying at:Industrial and Commerical Institute, Matola, Mozambique

Quick Fire Questions

Favourite film/TV Programme
World War Z
Favourite colour
Blue
Favourite school subject
Natural science
Favourite childhood toy
Game Boy
You’ve just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you will buy?
A very nice house! And create a good business for family!
Where in Mozambique did you grow up?
I grew up in a small area in Benfica in the George Dimitrov neighbourhood in the capital city Maputo of Mozambique. I am the last son of my parents in a group 4 where we are all men, all my brothers’ work, my mother is a small business merchant and my father works as a mechanical locksmith in South Africa.
What’s your most memorable childhood memory?
My best memory as a child is when I used to play “zoto” or tag, and when I used to catch small fishes with friends has entertainment.
Who is your favourite music artist?
My favourite artist is Azagaia, he is a rapper who brings music with a lots of learning and social intervention messages; I also like to listen to the Ghorowanes who sings Marrabenta music and jazz.

“I strongly believe in the Field Ready Program because I know that the key of “industrial” development of my country, is to train qualified technical professionals and ensure excellent quality with modules that are indispensable to make a technician competent and prepared to face any eventuality.”

What would you like to be doing in 5 years time?
In 5 years I would like to finish my degree in engineering and develop my technical knowledge in order to improve my performance in my professional life. And also my desire is to be in a reputed company and be in a good position in the technical area.
I really identify myself with the fieldwork; I have never identified with office work.
I would like to travel around the world to meet and learn from people doing the exchange of experiences, I want to travel especially to Germany and Portugal to learn the technologies in the electrical field from renewable energies to industrial automation 4.0.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is my mother. She comes from a very humble family after facing the civil war where she lost much of the family. She travelled to the capital looking for her own livelihood and started work in various manufacturing companies.
My mum always had a dedication to put bread on the table and ensure she gave us the education we need, whilst becoming our father and mother at same time. The desire I have is to give to her a better life, and that is one reasons which makes me chase my dreams. Dona Rita, you are the best mother in the world – thanks for the strength, advice and for being my backup in all problems.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My greatest achievement is when I had chance to have a better education, and when I finished my course in the area that I like.
Finally, what is your most hated food?
I do not like ‘nhangana’ which is a vegetable that originates the beans, it taste bad!