Precious on the left and her Family.
From the indoor electrical help outs with her Dad, Biyinzika Precious at the age of 8 wanted her career to be in line with electronics. Despite the demotivating environment of friends and relatives who wanted her to be a teacher and others a Counselor, Biyinzika believed she could do engineering.
As a privilege, Biyinzika was able to attend school and was exposed to different skills and ideas that she could use in case she opted to have engineering as her job. While in senior four, she was exposed to different people in the same engineering field who inspired her to strive in order to be an engineer. These brought by the school through a career guidance program included Atuhaire Sharon, an electrical engineer working at Geses Limited who advised her among other students to focus more on the science subjects in order to be great engineers.
“We had career guidance at school (Our Lady of Good Counsel- Gayaza) where we were briefed on what subjects we ought to offer at the Advanced level of education. Learning and hearing from other successful ladies like Atuhaire who was also working on our new multi-purpose building ignited my passion for engineering,” Biyinzika said.
“It is then that I stopped listening to what deters my ambitions and instead worked hard to ensure that I excel in the science subjects like Math, Physics and also English.
Truly, their simplicity proved that I can be an engineer just like Atuhaire.” Biyinzika added.
Precious however urged teachers to encourage and support students in achieving their goals because students are what they become partly because of the teachers. Never the less, she also encouraged students never to give up on their goals but instead work hard to achieve them.
“It is absurd our teachers are demotivating factors but I urge every student out there that no matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. Believing you can be successful is the most important step in actually achieving it.”
Being in the 6th position among 11 siblings, the 16 year old Biyinzika attributes her success of focusing on her goal to the family. This she said, “My family has really played a big part in line with my dream career. Working with my father to repair indoor electronics in the house has exposed me to the basic practical knowledge about electronics. Today, I can easily install sockets in the house, replace bulbs, and repair specific iron flats, power supplies among others. My mother through her daily motivational stories has encouraged me to press on towards my goal and my siblings entrusting me to repair some of their faulty electrical appliances has been a great inspiration.”
With family in support of her, believing that she can make it, Biyinzika is persuaded that other students if supported can make it to their dreams the same way she is helped to chase hers. She however advises youths to set achievable goals and be creative so that they can bring the best out of themselves.
Precious Biyinzika resides in Kagoma- Wakiso district with her family headed by Mr. Biyinzika Charles and Mrs. Biyinzika Ruth.