Micheila Pundicha Manuel José

Sponsored By: Anadarko

Studying at:Industrial & Commercial Institute Nampula

Quick Fire Questions

Favourite film/TV Programme
God’s not Dead
Favourite colour
Favourite school subject
Favourite childhood toy
Barbie toy
You’ve just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you will buy?
A gift for my mother, maybe a good car?
Where in Mozambique did you grow up?
I was born and live in Maputo City. I live with my mother and my younger sister. My mother works as a human resources technician and my sister is a student.
What’s your most memorable childhood memory?
My favourite memory from my childhood are trips to my aunt who lived and grew up with me. I was very timid because of that was very difficult for me make relationships. My aunt showed me with yours tricks and open my vision.
Who is your favourite music artist?
I like the songs of Africa, traditional songs, such as the Djaka, Massucos (Mozambican singers), Oliver Mutukuzi (Zimbabwean singer) and Sara Tavares (Cabo Verdean singer). I like to hear the harmonious blend of traditional and African instruments with modern instruments. It is pleasing!

“I intend to be a professional with solid and deep knowledge to be able to follow the dynamics of the growing technological processes. Professional qualifications contribute to the development of a country, so it is necessary to invest and focus on the qualifications of all.”

What would you like to be doing in 5 years time?
I want to acquire solid knowledge and have mastery of the work that I will develop. I also want to be a pivot for the development of my company that I will be join. I would like stay in Mozambique because I want to see my country in development and I can contribute to this. Firstly, I would work in a group offshore after a few years with a good knowledge in an office.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My big inspiration is my mother. She is a big woman. She took care of me from birth alone. Being a single mother is not easy, facing difficulties alone as a mother much less still. It is necessary to have courage constantly. I learnt to have courage constantly and love in my heart.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
I am proud that I finished my degree in Environmental Engineering last year and became part of the Field Ready Programme.
Finally, what is your most hated food?
I don’t like kakana (a Mozambican food). Kakana is very bitter to me, I can’t eat it. Some people say it depends on the way you cook it, but for me it’s all the same.