Helden de Manecas Mouzinho

Sponsored by: HCB

Studied: Electrical Engineering at Instituto Superior Politécnico de Songo

Based at: Nampula

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
The boy who discovered the wind
Your preferred superpower
Healing power
Your greatest fear:
Snakes
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Where in Mozambique did you grow up?
I grew up in the Vilanculos district of Inhambane province. I have one sister. My father lost his life, my mother woks as a teacher.
What are your best memories from childhood?
One of my best childhood memories was from when I farming with my grandparents, at the plantation and harvesting food.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Mozambique today?
In my view, I think that one of the biggest challenges that industries face in Mozambique is lack of skilled labour. They need to continuously train employees on the new technologies that are developed, in order to optimize work.

“I want to become a good engineer, joining the order of engineers in our country, transmitting the knowledge acquired by Field Ready for the new engineering aspirants.”

How would your colleagues describe you?
A social person, attentive to small details and funny.
How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In the next 5 years, I would like to be part of the order of engineers, become a senior engineer, working with a team for a company where I will be performing important functions.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is my mother. She sacrificed a lot for me and my sister to study. She did the impossible, she always encouraged me to study, to fight for what I believed in, and today I am grateful that she is the BEST MOTHER IN THE WORLD.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement was to become an example to follow for my younger sister. I graduated from basic technical level to higher level in the field of electrical engineering. Today she looks at me as an example, which encourages me to move on.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I decided to study engineering (Electrical) in order to make a difference in society. In Mozambique there are many locations where they do not have electricity. With my knowledge acquired during my academic career I will be able to make a difference by creating renewable energy sources in the localities.
How would you encourage young people in Mozambique to study engineering?
I would say that Mozambique is a country which has large reserves of oil, gas, coal and great hydrographic potential for the production of energy. As a result, it urgently needs Mozambicans in the engineering field and with that it will develop our country.