Amisse Fernando Miambo, 22 years old, is the sixth child of eight children, orphaned by a peasant mother and father. He was trained as a bricklayer at the Centro de Formação Profissional de Obras Publicas in Maputo.
Amisse was a young handyman in the masonry trade, until one day his sister heard about a Technical Vocational Training competition at the Public Works Vocational Training Centre near their neighbourhood. Knowing of his brother's need to be trained professionally in order to acquire more knowledge in the area and obtain a certificate that would identify him and facilitate his participation in job competitions, she informed him and encouraged him to apply.
When the day came for the selection interview, he was asked about the course he wanted to take.
"I immediately chose the mason course, as I had been working as a helper in the same area, in addition to admiration and curiosity in wanting to learn more about the profession, my master explained it to me and let me do some things from time to time, but I felt a need to do training to learn more." Amisse Fernando Miambo
This course was an important opportunity for him to deepen what he knew and observed during the execution of the works, to satisfy his curiosity and to move from common knowledge to professional knowledge.
After completing his training he was referred for an internship in a construction company for 3 months.
After the internship the owner of the company hired Amisse as an employee, seeing his competences and skills and that his attitude was very advantageous. "We decided to hire Amisse, because he is a young and dedicated person with integrity, who has the ability to listen, understand and apply as requested, he likes to question what he is told to do, he always looks for the essence of the work, with that he already knows a lot about the jobs so I took him with me when I go to do my inspection work, because he understands things and when I am saturated, he helps me", explained the foreman of the Amaral company.
Amisse is a young dreamer who chases after his dreams. He works during the day and goes to school in the evening. He wants to finish his secondary education and then train as a foreman in order to be able to control and guarantee the quality of the works and to grow professionally.
The Skills to Build project is financed by Happel Foundation, among other donors. It is part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, which is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.