Vodafone Marketing Director, Progress Chisenga (2nd right) holding and representing the overall Young Achiever Award poses for a picture with (left –right) Founder of the Awards Awel Uwihanganye; Social Entrepreneurship Award winner Muhammed Kisirisa aka Slum Ambassador; Fiona Kayitesi, Vodafone Youth Program Manager; Creative Arts-Fashion Award winner Brian Ahumuza of Abryanz Collection; and Humphrey Nabimanya, the Team Leader & Founder of Reach A Hand Uganda at the prestigious 2017 Young Achievers Awards recently.
Vodafone Marketing Director, Progress Chisenga (2nd right) holding and representing the overall Young Achiever Award poses for a picture with (left –right) Founder of the Awards Awel Uwihanganye; Social Entrepreneurship Award winner Muhammed Kisirisa aka Slum Ambassador; Fiona Kayitesi, Vodafone Youth Program Manager; Creative Arts-Fashion Award winner Brian Ahumuza of Abryanz Collection; and Humphrey Nabimanya, the Team Leader & Founder of Reach A Hand Uganda at the prestigious 2017 Young Achievers Awards recently.

The Young Achievers Awards, an initiative that rewards excellence, hard work and innovation of youth in Uganda – on Tuesday announced their open nomination for its 9th edition. The nomination are open to young people who are impacting society and their communities through unique and creative entrepreneur and businesses and other ways of changing society.

“The nominations are officially open and you can send in your nominations or nominate young people you feel have made a mark on your community through their work,” company writes in a press statement.

Since its inaugural Awards ceremony, the Young Achievers Awards have recognized and celebrated outstanding youth in the Ugandan Community that have excelled in various realms such as; Arts, Entrepreneurship, Media and Journalism, Philanthropy, Innovation, Sports, to mention a few.

2017 saw a release of the youngest creative minds up for nominations and the eventual finalists to the 9 categories walked away with accolades and cash prizes. In addition, they also received 5 million UGX support from the government to scale up their ideas and innovations.

Broadcasting & media production firm; NBS Uganda, on the other hand, also offered a free platform to all winners to showcase their innovations and help motivate other young people with the help of Vodafone Uganda’s JUMP platform; an interactive and socially managed portal with exciting content that serves to enhance E-learning among the youth.

“We can not deny that last year was a very good year for us all and many finalists keep making us more and more proud through their work and it’s positive impact to society,” company said.

Interested applicants can (FOLLOW THE LINK) to send in their nominees. There was no mention/comment about the deadline, but the earlier the better.

Winners for 2017 include; ZIlla Mary Arach; Co-Founder of Lacel Technologies, Ricky Papa Thompson; Co-Founder of SafeBoda, Gerald Otim; Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer, Ensibuko, Brian Ahumuza of Abryanz Collection, to mention a few.