Barely five days after being crowned the first princess in the recently held Miss Malawi pageant, 21-year-old Nthanda Manduwi has landed an opportunity to represent the country’s youth at an international youth forum in Nepal.
However, Manduwi has appealed for financial support from the corporate world and well-wishers towards her trip, which is scheduled from May 26 – 29.
“I am fully registered to go. As Malawi’s first princess, I will play an active role in the deliberations, making my contributions on the cause and learning from my colleagues from all over the world, how we, as the youth, can use our social media platforms to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]. I will share that knowledge with all the youth of Malawi on my return.
“However, I have to organise my travel documents and book flights. This is a self-funded trip and I am requesting any organisation willing to assist in sponsoring my representation at this important forum,” said Manduwi in an interview yesterday.
For her to qualify for the forum, she had to apply internationally, answering questions on how she thinks the youth can help achieve the UN SDGs using the social media platforms. Only 60 delegates, including her, from all the applicants were chosen from all over the world.
“I am the only delegate to represent Malawi at this international forum,” said Nthanda. n