Say a big hello to Letwin Pondo, our latest Brand Ambassador from Zimbabwe, Africa!
Where did you study? Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area? A level passes in Pure Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
How did you get into surveying? I loved issues relating to land laws and policies, boundaries, land dermacation, cartography etc and Survey was the best way to go.
If you are not a surveyor, what do you do? Currently working to complete my studies at University (student).
How long have you been in the industry? 3 years
Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? Yes:
African Surveyors Connect
Zimbabwe Institute of Geomatics
YouthMappers MSU Chapter
SEDS MSU Chapter
Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? To assist in nurturing the young minds, catch them young and watch them grow within the profession as they’re the future of any profession. I believe in kids, they’re intelligent, brave and adventurous and strongly stand with the notion that if they be educated earlier and left to grow….the future is very bright.
Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? So that they have a wider range of options to consider from when they’re choosing careers. They need to be educated of what it is, how it works and why they need to be there.
What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? Educate the kids in various schools. Promote survey in every corner I can reach. Organize survey weekend camps for kids, quizzes, Workshops, debates, essay and speeches competitions, promote GKiS on social media and many more.
What are your hobbies?
Playing with or nursing kids
Listening to music
If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? Geospatial Kids
What poster or resource would you like to see next from GKiS? Ambassador handbooks, magazines, posters, t-shirts, stickers
Anything else you want to add that you think our audience (surveyors, teachers, parents) would be interested in? Adults please let the young ones explore! They’re still young and brave to venture more and bring new ideas on the table. Survey is not an outdated profession, it’s still there and still advancing amazingly and it is in the hands of these that the future of this profession lies. Let’s motivate and encourage them together after all it’s our world together….