• YES Winner/Sponsor: 2008 (Spain
• Name/First name: MTINGWI Stanislaus
• Age: 31
• Country of Origin: Malawi
• Country of Study: Malawi
• Present Country: Malawi
• Current degree: Bachelor of Science in Computing and
Information Systems, NACIT
I learnt about the Youth Education Scheme Project through the advertisement that
was run by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) in the local
This project has given me the opportunity for upgrading and for personal
development. In the process of my study I have improved my professional
competencies and skills level; therefore, this will enable me to work
competently. On a personal note, my status in society has also improved.
The information and communication technologies are my profession. Currently, I
am studying a Bachelors (Honors) Degree in Computing and Information Systems
which is under your project scholarship. I am also in possession of an
International Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies and an International Diploma
in Computer Studies and also a Certificate in Computer Programming.
My future plans are to pursue my career further to Master’s and Doctorate level,
this will depend on the availability of funds and also if possible, to start my
IT company which would help in the development of my country.
I wish to encourage ITU to continue with this project because it is helping
those youths who cannot manage on their own to pursue further studies due to
financial constraints that hinder their career. I am personally very thankful to
this initiative for the youths.