Mendo Herbert Ssegujja, Sylvia Kakyo win big in Africa Youth Awards 2016

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Sylvia Kakyo the proprietor of Kakyo Girls Initiative in Fort Portal was crowned Advocate of the Year in the 2016 Africa Youth Awards.

Teacher Mpamire also Mendo Herbert Ssegujja was crowned discovery of the year. Mendo is a Ugandan Talented Comedy Impressionist,High School Teacher,Standup creative Director and Actor with Fun Factory Comedy Company.

 

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Africa Youth Awards, the continent’s most coveted awards for young people have announced the winners of its 2016 awards, which engaged over 170 shortlisted nominees, and received voting participation from over 145 countries from across the world.

For more than 5 years, KAKYO GIRLS INITIATIVE has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for quality education, human rights, hungry, poverty, gender equality and peace.  

Formed in 2012, in recent programs, more than 600 students have received human rights training, six human rights clubs have been formed in six universities, more than 150 students have been placed in a school. The organization has also initiated gender based dialogue on violence and community empowered programs on Sustainable Development Goals.

Full List: 2016 Africa Youth Awards Winners

Voted as the African Youths of the Year were, Albert Kusi (Ghana) founder of LEC Foundation and Ilwad Elman, Somalia’s Social Activist and Director of Programs and Development at the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center.

Albert Kusi is also the pioneer of Success Conference, West Africa’s biggest annual empowerment summit which has impacted thousands of young people and has transformed lives whiles Ilwad Elman doubles as the Director of Sister Somalia, Somalia’s first program for assistance of victims of gender-based violence which provides counseling, health and housing support for women in need.

Other notable winners are Souhila Ben Lachhab (Algeria) for Musician of the year and Teacher Mampire (Uganda)

for Discovery of the Year. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega (Nigeria) CEO of Emerge Tech Africa was also voted as 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year.

 

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Full List: 2016 Africa Youth Awards Winners

  1. Ilwad Elman, Elman Peace and Human Rights Center (Somalia) – African Youth of the Year (Female)
  2. Albert Kusi – LEC Foundation (Ghana) – African Youth of the Year (Male)
  3. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, Emerge Tech Africa (Nigeria) – Entrepreneur of the Year
  4. Souhila Ben Lachhab(Algeria) – Musician of the Year
  5. Teacher Mpamire (Uganda) – Discovery of the Year
  6. Christopher Seagateng, Botswana Jobs for Graduates (Botswana) – Award For Youth Empowerment
  7. Zixtech Organisation (Cameroon) – Social Enterprise of the Year
  8. Manasseh Azure Awuni, Joy 99.7 FM (Ghana) – Journalist of the Year
  9. Kofi Osei-Kusi, Osei-Kusi Foundation (Ghana) – Special Recognition Award
  10. Gakii Biriri (Kenya) – Social Entrepreneur of the Year
  11. City Rydes Limited (Kenya) – Startup of the Year
  12. Nana Diaby, Phiphi Plus (Mali) – Media Personality of the Year
  13. Olalekan Ayodele Sipasi, L’afrika Integrated Farms (Nigeria) – Award For Agriculture
  14. Nuhu Ibrahim Alabura, Indian Dental Association (Nigeria) – Health Personality of the Year
  15. Muhire Jean Claude, Young African Leaders Forum (Rwanda) – Leader of the Year
  16. Adyne-Africa Diaspora Youth Network Europe (Somalia) – Civil Society of the Year
  17. Dirboga Irenee Bakoh, Sukuvi (Togo) – Award for Education
  18. Sylivia Kakyo, Kakyo Girls Initiative (Uganda) – Advocate of the Year

The Awards celebrations will be hosted during the 2017 Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa

 

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