Kid's Corner Life and Style

‘Engineering is my passion’


Young & Ambitious: MIKE MUGALA, Lusaka
FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Kamwengo Musonda’s career prospect is settled on one thing and that is being an engineer.
And if the determination in her voice is anything to go by, there is no doubt that Kamwengo will achieve her goal of becoming one of the best women engineers the country has ever seen.
Born on August 31, in 2000, Kamwengo started her primary education at Sacred Heart of Jesus School. She later proceeded to Kasisi Girls for her junior secondary education before she went to Ndola Girls Technical School in Ndola on the Copperbelt.
The second born in a family of two, Kamwengo says she considers education as number one priority in her life. She is committed to the goal of becoming an engineer.
“I want to be an engineer, that’s my goal. And so in school, I take subjects that will push me towards achieving my dream. My favourite subjects include pure biology, physics, mathematics and computer studies,” she says.
Currently in grade 11, Kamwengo says her family, especially her father inspires her to dream big and work hard in school. She says her family has made her realise the sky is never the limit with education.
“I am pushed not to limit myself when it comes to education because I have seen what my family has achieved. Everyone of them inspires me, especially my father. They have set a bar so high that I push myself because I know I can do it too. At times, when I feel lazy to study, I look at them and then I have no excuse,” she says.
But Kamwengo is not all about books, she says she is also a sports enthusiast and actively participates in long distance running at school. She is also involved in drama and entertainment too.
“When I am not in class, I enjoy sports especially long distance running. I also enjoy drama because I love acting. I equally enjoy entertainment and that is why I am ‘loud’. Fortunately, the extra curriculum activities do not interfere with my studies because the school has arranged it in such a way that it is balanced between studies and extra curriculum activities,” she says with a smile.
Kamwengo advises her fellow pupils, especially those in examination classes to spend their time wisely.
“The mistake we make is waiting until the last minute to start studying and preparing for examinations. Utilise time during the holidays to study. And that goes to those of us who are going into grade 12 next year and other examination classes; the time to start preparing for the examinations is now. There is no better time than now,” she says.

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