Akanile Torsha Mbisa

Short Biography

Akanile Torsha Mbisa, from Malawi, was born on 27 January 1986. She has lived most of her life in the northern region of Malawi, Mzuzu. Her parents passed away when she was seven years old so, raised up by her uncle. Ms. Akanile did her Secondary school at Royall Secondary school after which she got at Mzuzu Technical College where she studied Business Management under ABE BOARD (UK). After graduating from college, she started working at Alpha Security Co. Ltd. as Administrative Assistant. Most of her duties were balancing the daily sales book and cash, maintaining time cards, receiving and filing returns from field operations, undertaking critical and analytical reviews on monthly, quarterly and annual group consolidation packages and statutory financial statements. Ms. Akanile develops and implements accounting procedures and controls, integrates the financial accounting process with all business decision making processes. She is also involved in assisting the Head of Department on the recruitment and selection, informing all employees for the Mid month advances and month end salary disbursements by the Bank, identifying employees while payments are being made, receipting of payments received from banks into computerized accounting systems and accessing, directing the First Nations Members and the general public to the appropriate staff member.

How do you motivate the youths living in developing world for the better future?

Youths as leaders of tomorrow needs to be motivated by the adults of the community for them to have a brighter future. Being a mentor is one motivation that I show to the youths in my community. It is important for a person who considers himself/herself as a mentor or a role model to the youth to be a disciplined, self confidence and respectful person.

Secondly, I get involve small programs that helps to teach the parents about the importance of sending youths to school. A lot of parents that live in rural areas don't realize that education is the key to success and they leave their children at home to do domestic stuffs instead of sending them to school.

Thirdly, I assess the needs of young people, and plan to deliver programs related to areas such as health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying. Last but not least, I support young people in different settings, including outreach work, mentor, coach and support individuals and encourage greater social inclusion.