• YES Winner/Sponsor: 2008 (Spain
• Name/First Name: MANTHIMBA Queen
• Age: 21
• Country of Origin: Malawi
• Country of Study: Malawi
• Present Country: Malawi
• Current degree: Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies,
National College of Information &
I learnt about the Youth Education Scheme Project from the local newspapers.
Then, I had no idea that the same ITU about whom we were learning in class is
the one running the YES Project. I participated in the competition and luckily
enough the YES granted me with a scholarship in July 2008 to complete my
Advanced Diploma and BSc Honors Degree in Computing and Information Systems.
Being a YES winner has affected me in so many ways. It has eliminated my fears
of not completing my education due to luck of funds. I am meeting people who
encourage me so much, because ever since I got this scholarship I am exposed and
involved in new experiences which will open new doors for me.
As a good citizen of the country, I must contribute to the country’s development
in some way, since there is need for women empowerment in this country. Thus, I
am working very hard to become one of the most educated women in my country,
Malawi, and the YES Project has paved the way for me to success.
Being a YES winner has also taught me that in everything I do, I must be
determined rather than have to affirm my purposes of doing things. I think many
people, especially girls of my age, have taken this as an opportunity to learn
and discover modern things.
Currently, I am studying my International Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies
at National College of Information & Technology (NACIT) Blantyre, Malawi. After
completing these studies, I wish to work within an Organisation or the
Government in the IT field, but most of all, I have this desire of becoming an
IT Lecturer, I want to teach others Technology in Malawi.
Finally, I thank God for this opportunity through the ITU YES Project, it is so
encouraging and many will benefit from this project.