Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto to address 2018 Young Achievers Awards

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto to address 2018 Young Achievers Awards

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William Ruto will give a keynote speech at the Young achievers awards on Saturday

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Deputy President of Kenya, William S. Ruto will deliver the Keynote address at the 2018 edition of the Young Achievers Awards (Uganda), Reach A Hand Uganda the organizers of the awards have officially announced.

Ruto will also be the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. He joins other prominent East Africans who have been recipients of this Award, including Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of republic of Rwanda, entrepreneur and industrialist Late James Mulwana, educationist Prof Senteza Kajubi, social justice campaigner, Noelina Kareeba, and Tanzanian Businessman and philanthropist Ali Mufuruki.

The Award ceremony will be hosted at Serena Hotel on the 18th of August 2018, under the theme “Rewarding Innovation And Excellence Recognizing of Young Entrepreneurs and Inspiring the Next Generation of world Leaders”.

This year’s Young Achiever Award is organized by the by Reach A Hand Uganda, a youth centered organization focusing on youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on Livelihoods & Skills Development, Behavior Change Communication, Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

Founded in 2009 by two young entrepreneurs, Awel Uwihanganye and Ivan Kyambbade, whose for the initiative was to create a platform to encourage young entrepreneurs and change agents, and spur an environment for innovation and enterprise.

Young Achievers Award 2018, will host His Excellency, Deputy President of Kenya, William S. Ruto to deliver the Keynote address, and also receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. He joins other prominent East Africans leaders, including Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of republic of Rwanda, entrepreneur and industrialist Late James Mulwana, educationist Prof Senteza Kajubi, social justice campaigner, Noelina Kareeba, and Tanzanian Businessman and philanthropist Ali Mufuruki.

The Awards have since recognized and celebrated outstanding Youth achievement in the Ugandan Community that have excelled in various realms such as the Arts, Entrepreneurship, Media and Journalism, Philanthropy, Innovation, Sports among others.

Speaking about the choice of Deputy President of Kenya H.E Ruto as keynote speaker, Awel Uwihanganye, Co- Founder Young Achievers Award said, “The Deputy President is a key voice and strong proponent of youth empowerment. His story of triumph against the odds, and achievements in leadership from a humble background to being a key leader in East Africa’s biggest economy resonates with dreams and aspirations of many young people in East Africa and Africa as a whole”

The event will bring together over 1000 young people in celebration of innovation, enterprise, achievement and leadership of young people.

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