Youth Voices


My name is David Atanasoski. I am 18 years old curious student from Prilep. For the past four years, I went to vocational high school studying informatics and automation, which was part of my journey of becoming a disciplined student who is passionate about tech, robotics, and programming. During high school, I have taken part in numerous competitions in the field of robotics and won top awards. Besides my formal education, I have also attended a programming course at a very good academy in my city, where I learned many things that will be much needed for becoming a future engineer.

Success story

Everything started back in primary school when I was 6th grade and my teacher introduced me to electronics by teaching me how to solder. From that moment on, because of my consistency and passion, I have managed to learn a lot and work on different projects – of course, there is more to come!

From a kid that knows how to solder and play with transistors, entering the high school world completely changed me – in a positive way. I have started being curious about things I did not know existed before or I haven’t paid attention enough to, such as programming. Since then I have started actively learning to program. During my years of being a high school student, I have successfully implemented my knowledge by creating robots that have a true purpose in the real world. An example of this is my last project, which is a self-driving car that can move and navigate autonomously in the real world. With this project, I have received top awards in robotics (‘Narodna Tehnika’) on a national level and have won first place on a national level among all tech vocational high schools in our country. For me, this was a genuine reward for my work because I have spent a lot of time learning and developing skills to create this kind of robot, which has a real purpose and will be useful in our everyday lives in the future. Besides this robot, I have also been working on a facial recognition project, which can distinguish different faces and is capable of making decisions on its own.

As I finished my high school now, I don’t want to stop educating myself, thus I’m going to continue my education at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies in Skopje, which I think is the perfect match for me.

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Frankly speaking, I think I haven’t made any significant impact on my community until now, but that doesn’t mean I won’t do so. My plans for the future are to create something that will help others, something useful that will make everybody’s life easier. I’m moving forward to make that happen. Finally, I am also aware progress takes time and it can’t happen overnight, just as the famous quote goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.