Godrick Bunga
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11441 SEK remaining in total
Year of graduation: 2022

Chemical Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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BACKGROUND
It all started on Tuesday, 21st of May in the early 1990’s. During the night, an Umbrella of hope came out of the womb of a courageous and understanding woman. I was born at Somanda hospital in Bariadi-Tanzania. My parents got separated, when I was three and I stayed with my mother. My mom and I lived in Bariadi for a couple of years and later on we moved to Mwanza.It was just the two of us during this time and life was really great, as a small child I knew nothing about money and struggles, and all I wanted was more food and more time to play. In 2004 my educational journey began, and a diary was opened to write my destiny. At first, I was a terrible student in performance but as the sun and rain continued to fall on my rough dry skin, I started to understand my mom’s struggle. My mom had gone to school up to class twelve of the old educational system. She was employed in an agricultural pharmaceutical shop when we were at Mwanza town. Besides that, she also engaged in small scale farming at her home town (My grandfather’s land) back in the village. Through all the ups and downs, ins and outs, this is how we made it while we were in Mwanza. After a quiet period of time in the beginning of 2004, my first young brother’s eyes had closed upon the light of this world one week after he was born. One year after, my first young sister (Elizabeth) was born followed by my youngest sibling named Vicenti. All from the same Father (my step-father). Life in Mwanza started to get hard and slowly our empty curled stomachs got use to the new life. Going to school everyday without money for lunch was really challenging but whenever I got hungry, the echo of my mother’s voice got louder in my ears “Study hard my son". I went to live with my Mother’s sister’s family at Buzuruga-Mwanza so that I could finish my primary school. Life wasn’t good at that family but all in all I thank God for being with us. I used to work at construction sites on weekends in order to earn some money for my school needs and other small needs. Despite all the challenges, I was still the best in class. Up to date my mom is still engaged in small scale cultivation in a rented piece of land as well as frying and selling fish and I am in contact with my father. Finally, after finishing my advanced level I was selected to join the University of Dar-es-Salaam undertaking Bachelor Degree in Chemical and Processing Engineering.
WHY
An Engineer is a problem solver, designer and someone who puts ideas into reality. When I was around 13 years old, I was very curious on electronic devices such as radio, phones and solar torch. Playing around with batteries and damaged dynamos was very exciting at moment. This created a passion of solving problems and design. When I was in form four I created a local filtration system as part of my form four project which could help people to filter water for domestic purpose. The idea of designing this device came into my mind, by the time I realized that my home town (Lamadi) had a big challenge of getting clean and safe water, despite the fact that it is located at the coast of Lake Victoria. Why i chose Chemical and Process Engineering ? ~ Chemical engineer work to improve the quality of people’s life. Example most items used every day have needed chemical engineers to produce them, i.e. toothpastes, food supplements, drinks, sugar etc. ~Chemical engineers help to end starvation through food industries and drug production ~ Chemical engineers work to serve the environment by developing technology to combat acid rain, lead pollution and greenhouse effect ~ Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics were my favorites subjects, where my passion and excellence lies. Hence, it was exciting to make my passion as a profession My dream job is to become a Chemical and process engineer working in industries such as Tanzania Brewing Limited, Sugar industry, Coca-Cola and Cement industry. Beside my career, I like to become a business man investing in Chemical and Processing industries such as food, drinks and agricultural industries.
INTERESTS
During my free time I like doing the followings: 1. Reading books. I like reading novels, inspirations and financial books despite the fact that, the university time table for engineering students doesn't have a lot of free time. 2. Learning and practicing Adobe Creative Cloud. This is a software application for Video editing, Photo Editing, Animation Creation, Logo design and so on. Using different YouTube and online materials I became good at Video editing, Logo design and Photo editing. 3. On the other hand, on my free time I am doing computer programming (Fortran, C++, MATLAB and SCILAB)
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Engineering & Natural Science
Godrick Bunga
Chemical Engineering
University of Dar es Salaam

11441 SEK
remaining in total
remaining in total
0% of degree funded
Year of graduation: 2022
When I was in form four I created a local filtration system.
BACKGROUND
It all started on Tuesday, 21st of May in the early 1990’s. During the night, an Umbrella of hope came out of the womb of a courageous and understanding woman. I was born at Somanda hospital in Bariadi-Tanzania. My parents got separated, when I was three and I stayed with my mother. My mom and I lived in Bariadi for a couple of years and later on we moved to Mwanza.It was just the two of us during this time and life was really great, as a small child I knew nothing about money and struggles, and all I wanted was more food and more time to play. In 2004 my educational journey began, and a diary was opened to write my destiny. At first, I was a terrible student in performance but as the sun and rain continued to fall on my rough dry skin, I started to understand my mom’s struggle. My mom had gone to school up to class twelve of the old educational system. She was employed in an agricultural pharmaceutical shop when we were at Mwanza town. Besides that, she also engaged in small scale farming at her home town (My grandfather’s land) back in the village. Through all the ups and downs, ins and outs, this is how we made it while we were in Mwanza. After a quiet period of time in the beginning of 2004, my first young brother’s eyes had closed upon the light of this world one week after he was born. One year after, my first young sister (Elizabeth) was born followed by my youngest sibling named Vicenti. All from the same Father (my step-father). Life in Mwanza started to get hard and slowly our empty curled stomachs got use to the new life. Going to school everyday without money for lunch was really challenging but whenever I got hungry, the echo of my mother’s voice got louder in my ears “Study hard my son". I went to live with my Mother’s sister’s family at Buzuruga-Mwanza so that I could finish my primary school. Life wasn’t good at that family but all in all I thank God for being with us. I used to work at construction sites on weekends in order to earn some money for my school needs and other small needs. Despite all the challenges, I was still the best in class. Up to date my mom is still engaged in small scale cultivation in a rented piece of land as well as frying and selling fish and I am in contact with my father. Finally, after finishing my advanced level I was selected to join the University of Dar-es-Salaam undertaking Bachelor Degree in Chemical and Processing Engineering.
MY CHOICE OF STUDIES
An Engineer is a problem solver, designer and someone who puts ideas into reality. When I was around 13 years old, I was very curious on electronic devices such as radio, phones and solar torch. Playing around with batteries and damaged dynamos was very exciting at moment. This created a passion of solving problems and design. When I was in form four I created a local filtration system as part of my form four project which could help people to filter water for domestic purpose. The idea of designing this device came into my mind, by the time I realized that my home town (Lamadi) had a big challenge of getting clean and safe water, despite the fact that it is located at the coast of Lake Victoria. Why i chose Chemical and Process Engineering ? ~ Chemical engineer work to improve the quality of people’s life. Example most items used every day have needed chemical engineers to produce them, i.e. toothpastes, food supplements, drinks, sugar etc. ~Chemical engineers help to end starvation through food industries and drug production ~ Chemical engineers work to serve the environment by developing technology to combat acid rain, lead pollution and greenhouse effect ~ Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics were my favorites subjects, where my passion and excellence lies. Hence, it was exciting to make my passion as a profession My dream job is to become a Chemical and process engineer working in industries such as Tanzania Brewing Limited, Sugar industry, Coca-Cola and Cement industry. Beside my career, I like to become a business man investing in Chemical and Processing industries such as food, drinks and agricultural industries.
INTERESTS
During my free time I like doing the followings: 1. Reading books. I like reading novels, inspirations and financial books despite the fact that, the university time table for engineering students doesn't have a lot of free time. 2. Learning and practicing Adobe Creative Cloud. This is a software application for Video editing, Photo Editing, Animation Creation, Logo design and so on. Using different YouTube and online materials I became good at Video editing, Logo design and Photo editing. 3. On the other hand, on my free time I am doing computer programming (Fortran, C++, MATLAB and SCILAB)

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