Abryanz Wins at the 2017 Young Achievers Awards: Complete List of Winners

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The 2017 Young Achievers Awards took place at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Saturday, August 12th, 2017. August 12 is the International Youth Day celebrated worldwide, International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.

The Young Achievers Awards is an award program that was started over five years ago to identify and recognize young people in Uganda that have demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership in their respective fields.

“The awards overall objective is to showcase the best examples of young entrepreneurs and leaders to serve as examples for their peers, so that they may inspire an entire generation to do just as much or even more.” Said Humphrey Nabimanya, the Team Leader & Founder of Reach A Hand Uganda.

“It is a great privilege and joy for us at Vodafone Uganda through our youth livelihoods project Jump by Vodafone that seeks to use the power of the internet to promote youth empowerment through e-learning, to be part of this year’s edition of the Young Achievers Awards.” Said Progress Chisenga, Vodafone Uganda Marketing Manager.

The recipients of this year’s special awards included Brian Ahumuza of Abryanz Collection for the Young Achievers Award for Creative Arts (Fashion). Brian Ahumuza is also the Founder of the famous Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards.

Other special award categories included The Young Achievers Star Hall of Fame that was awarded to Hon. Amelia Kyambadde who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and sacrifice in supporting the Young Achievers Awards Program.

Here’s the full list of winners of the 2017 Young Achievers Awards:

Overall Young Achiever of the Year

ZIlla Mary Arach, Co-Founder of Lacel Technologies

Young Achievers Award for Business

Ricky Papa Thompson, Co-Founder of SafeBoda

Young Achievers Award for Outstanding Sports Personality

Jacob Kiplimo, Athlete

Young Achievers Award for Media and Journalism Excellence

Ronald Wandera, Founder of ugextra.com

Young Achievers Award for Innovations & ICT is; 

Gerald Otim, Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer, Ensibuko

Young Achievers Award for Social Entrepreneurship presented by UniTED

Muhammed Kisirisa aka Slum Ambassador, Executive Director of AFFCAD

Young Achievers Award for Farming and Agro-Processing

Zilla Mary Arach, Co-Founder of Lacel Technologies

Young Achievers Award for Creative Arts (Music) Category


Young Achievers Award for Creative Arts (Fashion)

Brian Ahumuza of Abryanz Collection

Young Achievers Award for Creative Arts (Film and Photography)

Ian Akankwasa aka Sasha Vybz

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ali Mufuruki

Hero Award

Prof. Peter Mugyenyi

Star Hall of Fame Award

Hon. Amelia Kyambadde



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