Josh Obinna Osuji

Josh was part of our first cohort in 2018. After completing the program he interned at Food4All.

Where I grew up and what I think of life in my country.

 

I grew in Ojo local government area in Lagos state, located in the western part of Nigeria.

For a country that is blessed with numerous talents in different works of life, sadly life in Nigeria is not encouraging especially for theses talents. Over the years those at the helm of affairs have failed to decipher ways to harness these talents for the betterment of the society or even provide enabling environments. One has to be determined and fight to achieve what one wants against all odds. The environment is not entirely friendly and this has given rise to so many startups and upcoming talents seeking greener pastures and those that remain give up on their dreams, ideas and settle for what is available.

 

Formal education

 

Started formal education in Lagos state and later moved to Imo state for my tertiary education. In 2017, I graduated with a second class upper in biochemistry from the Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo state.

I chose to study this because I wanted to understand how what we do, eat and how our environment affects the body system, and how this can contribute to longevity. Much of biochemistry covers structures, functions and interactions of biological molecules such as protein, carbohydrate, lipids, which provide structure of cells and perform many of the functions associated with life.

How were you afforded the opportunity to receive your education?
My parent sponsored my education all through to the university level.

 

What type of things are important to you?

 

Family is important to me, they are my loved ones and have always had my back. It’s always nice to know you have people who care about what’s going on in your life.

Religion is important, I pay close attention to the teachings in the bible and try to draw points from it. This helps make me a better person.

My body is the temple of God according to the bible, so what happens to it is my concern. I pay very close attention to my health and if I plan to go far in life I have to be hale and hearty.

I want to succeed in life, any right thinking person wants to. Success is very important because is the reward for hard work. I want to set goals and after putting in the work, results I get give me inner harmony and utmost satisfaction.

 

What are some of the biggest takeaways from your time as an Enye student?

 

Acquiring software development skill is not something that comes easy, it takes some time, practice, patience, strong will and determination. My time at Enye made me realize this and I am grateful. One of the Enye mentors always told me that the path to becoming a software developer is not entirely easy, I have to keep on learning and practicing till what I’ve learnt becomes second nature. These lessons are very helpful not only in the world of tech but to other works of life, as we all know nothing good comes easy.

Enye has also taught me the value of time management, team work, how to try to think up solutions to difficult tasks.


When you applied for Enye, you wrote in your application essay about an idea you have to build?

 

I feel very happy and fortunate to have been able to acquire these skills. Thanks to Enye, actualizing this idea is possible. I am going to intensify my effort and ensure that I am able to put together all it takes for my plan to be realized.

 

Where do you see yourself going in life?

 

Presently, I am on a path to acquiring the necessary skills as a software engineer and after which I want to own a tech company or be part of a team that uses tech to address certain societal problems.

 

 

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Michael Paccione

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