Vodafone Uganda announces that today the three winners of the #ICreateTomorrow competition – artist and student Darsan Ainembabazi, filmmaker Chris Lutanga and health care administrator Cathy Namubiru – have departed for London on a once in a lifetime trip.
During their time in London the lucky winners will each visit key tech hubs, influencers and leaders in their respective fields, equipping and inspiring them to build and brighter tomorrow. Chris Lutanga says, “This trip will give me an insight into how professional filmmaking is done and not to settle for less but to aim for more.”
According to John Ndego, CEO Vodafone Uganda the purpose of the #ICreateTomorrow campaign is to connect new people and new ideas, to inspire Uganda to build a future that we’re proud of. “We are giving our winners different experiences so they come back renewed, motivated and ready to create their own tomorrow in Uganda,” John Ndego adds.
This competition forms part of a relaunch of Vodafone in Uganda and a renewed focus towards the Youth and SMEs. With over 65% of Uganda being under the age of 25 there is potential to unleash a highly productive generation of people.
“Vodafone believes that we do not only have a role to play, but a responsibility, to be an immovable force for progress in Uganda. Our simple philosophy is that every Ugandan has the potential to do, and to build incredible things. And with our network and technology we hope to make this journey of success a little easier,” noted Ndego.
During the trip Lutanga will work with filmmakers to produce his own short film to be showcased at the prestigious Somerset House studios. Ainembabazi will visit famous galleries and artistic hubs that are relevant to Africa and Namubiru will meet medical care experts and health administrators as well as tech start-ups.
Ndego comments, “we hope that she brings back knowledge and experience that can be used to create efficiencies in the health care system making her a pioneer in Ugandan health care.”