Vodafone Uganda adds weight to young achievers awards
July 18—Vodafone (Uganda) has announced a partnership with Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) as a title sponsor for this year’s edition of The Young Achievers Awards.
The Awards recognize excellence, hard work and innovation of young Ugandans. Vodafone (Uganda), the leading 4G LTE telecom operator, has taken a keen interest in youth programs that educate and empower the young people to scale to greater heights through their innovation and creativity.
John Ndego, the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone (Uganda) said, “I am thrilled that we are partnering with Reach A Hand Uganda and taking on the Young Achievers Awards this year. We believe in fostering a culture that not only amplifies learning, but also represents a platform for the youth to showcase their unique skills set and accomplishments.”
Vodafone (Uganda) offers high-speed broadband data services in the Greater Kampala area and a nationwide 2G/3G voice service. “Initiatives of this kind make it possible for us to identify, recognize and celebrate the youth in Uganda for their great achievements,” Ndego said.
“The partnership with JUMP by Vodafone on the Young Achievers Awards is a timely and strategic one. We both are designing programs that not only appeal to young people, but have a lasting impact and therefore, we look forward to a very fruitful partnership,” Humphrey Nabimanya, the Team leader & Founder of Reach A Hand Uganda, said.
The 2017 Young Achievers Awards will be held on August 12th to coincide with the International Youth Day at Kampala Serena Hotel. The 10 most outstanding young people are to be named in the categories of Social Entrepreneurship, Business, ICT and Innovation, Outstanding Sports Personality, Media and Journalism, Farming and Agro-Processing, Music, Fashion, Film & Photography.
RAHU is a youth led non-profit organization focused on youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on livelihood, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
Started in 2009, the Awards have spotlighted youth successes in the arts, entrepreneurship, media and journalism, philanthropy, innovation, sports and other areas of endeavour. Reach A Hand, Uganda has since taken over this platform as its flagship youth livelihood program.