Teofilo Paulo

Sponsored By: HCB

Studying at:Industrial and Commerical Institute, Nampula, Mozambique

Quick Fire Questions

Favourite film/TV Programme
Unlimited love
Favourite colour
Green
Favourite school subject
General mechanics and automation
Favourite childhood toy
Football and reading newspapers
You’ve just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you will buy?
A beautiful home for my mother and a car to transport my family when they need it. I would also invest in my professional career.
Where in Mozambique did you grow up?
I grew up in a small town in northern Mozambique, with my parents who are both farmers. I have a brother who is also a mechanic and works in a large cement industry. I have six sisters.
What’s your most memorable childhood memory?
My favorite memory of my childhood is being with my father and my brother when we practiced animal hunting. We would go together in the field and woods. My father always told stories of our ancestors and the initiation rites that they were doing at that time. But he has never stopped giving us motivating words to succeed in life. We must fight and have persistence, dedication, responsibility, creativity or have innovation in the work and above all proactivity, flexibility and sincerity.
Who is your favourite music artist?
I’m not a big fan of songs, but I listen when I want a distraction.
I like two musical genres – Romantic and Kizomba. When it comes to Romantic, my favorite artist is Roberto Carlos, who is popularly known all over Brazil, and with the music Kizomba of the Mozambican artist known as Twenty Finger is what I admire.

“I want to change my country in technological innovation by applying new measures & research and improving the supply of electricity in the Mozambique. It’s my dream to put together an advanced technology that other countries use.”

Where would you like to be in 5 years time?
Over the next five years, I would have completed the field training program and be working on hydrocarbon platforms or in a multinational company with others as a team. I would have gained many experiences to climb the ranks to leadership positions.
I am looking forward to my career taking me around the world working in some of the top multinationals with people I can actually learn from. The next step is to make some savings and help even more in my educational career. I dream of one day of having a consultancy to train young people in automated engineering. I hope to travel abroad to learn more about being a programmer engineer of CNC machines (computer numerical command.)
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspirations are my parents. Regardless of the difficulties they had in investing in my professional training, they never gave up on their fields and on positive and motivational advice. My father taught me to be a man who believes in dreams, hard-working and ambition. Unhappily, my father will not physically see my dreams come true.
Finally, what is your most hated food?
I hate eating rice and beans. By living so long in the boarding school, I ate almost 7 years every day, the meal was the same with the variation of xima and beans.