Three young Ugandan innovators have won the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award handed to them by Queen Elizabeth II in England. The awards were handed to them by the Queen for their exceptional work towards transforming the societies around them.
The Queen’s Young Leaders award is given to young achievers across the Commonwealth countries, between ages 18-29, to celebrate and recognize their exceptional effort and skills in leading the transformation in their respective communities. This year 61 exceptional young people were awarded by the Queen.
Elizabeth Kasujja, Biddemu Bazil Mwotta, and Stephen Katende were among the other young leaders who received awards from Her Majesty The Queen at the Buckingham Palace in a ceremony that was attended by other British royals including the recently wedded Duke and Dutchess of Sussex, and football legend David Beckham.
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Elizabeth Kasujja received the award for using technology to transform the lives of people living with mental disabilities in Uganda. She is the co-founder of Clear Yo Mind which creates secure online platforms for people to express their feelings and access free help from mental health professionals.
Biddemu Bazil Mwotta is the founder of AgroDuuka which helps Ugandan farmers access information regarding market prices for their produce as well as a low-cost SMS platform to connect them with the buyers of their produce.
Stephen Katende, the director of Kisoboka Africa, was awarded for ensuring that children in rural areas can access complete education as well as providing agricultural and entrepreneurial skills to help them run their own businesses.
Congratulations to the winners!