• YES Winner /Sponsor: 2007 (Prior donations)
• Name/First Name: ABBO Patricia
• Age: 25
• Country of Origin: Uganda
• Country of Study: Uganda
• Present Country: Uganda
• Highest degree obtained: Bachelor of Science in Computer
Science, Mbarara University of Science
• Current degree: Advanced Diploma in Software
Engineering, APTECH Uganda
I learnt about the YES Project when I attended ITU Telecom World in Hong Kong in
2006 and since then, I have been telling everyone about it. The impact on my
life has been tremendous. I have not yet completed my studies, but I already
have a better job and I feel like the sky is the limit.
I am an Aeronautical Information Services Officer now and I work at Entebbe
International Airport in Uganda. I have a degree in Computer Science, but the
fact that I am studying a Diploma Software Engineering at APTECH Computer
Education, gave me an added advantage. I would love to work at a software
development firm when I complete my studies and eventually start my own.
I am saving up for Masters in Information Security and who knows, maybe I will
study Animation as well, and start making short educational films for children
here. With God, anything is possible. It is a very dear wish of mine to rise to
the level where I can make a change in our education system, make it more
practical than theoretical.
With all my heart, I thank ITU and the YES Project for not only allowing me to
dream, but for giving me the first crucial steps to my dream. With all my heart,
I thank you. Thank you very much and God bless you and the work of your hands.