My name is Edmond Laja and I am a last year Computer Science and Engineering student. Before I got to university I liked computers and technology but I did not have much knowledge at this field and I was not really sure if this is my right choice or I should go somewhere else, after I got to university and made a base of the concept of Computer Science and Engineering I found out that I made the right choice because it suited me perfectly. My favorite courses at university were programming courses, I was always inclined to give simple solution to complex problems and through programming by developing software’s I was able to accomplish such things.
Living in a country like Kosovo, a country in development, a country known as the youngest country on Europe is not that easy like it seems especially if you are a student. This country does not give the students any kind of support, it is really hard for a student to work while studying so all the financial burden has to carry his/her family which is not always possible for every family. We are closed country, in the sense of we need to have a VISA to go out and visit other countries. See different cultures, art and meet different kind of people share different kind of ideas and why not cooperate and develop projects together which I think would be an amazing experience for everyone, it would give Kosovo people that would know what we have to do to make a better country.
I believe, that Internet can enable us to do such thing but is not the same. It can be just a little window that can give us the big view, but we cannot feel it and very difficult to take the best of it. Nowadays technology has too much impact in the world, they use computer devices which has made the work more efficient and effective especially in hospitals, universities, government, public administration etc. I am strongly inclined to give my contribution to Kosovo society since it is a country in development, and one of our challenge it is to implement software’s that would ease and improve our work in the institution that I have mention above. And lastly but not least, I would like to thank IPKO Foundation because they are doing a great job.
I think that the future of this country are the next generations and IF by encouraging, supporting and helping them are investing to the better future of Kosovo. Personally IF has lifted a real part of the financial burden of my education. Having this financial aid has really enabled me to work in more depth in my specific interest, and go beyond my programming courses. And I would strongly recommend everyone to apply for the Sponsorship Program and be part of this great family.