Three Ugandans, Bazil Mwotta, Elizabeth Kasujja and Stephen Katende have been honored by Queen Elizabeth with a Queen's Young Leaders Award that is in its fourth and final year.
The awarding ceremony was held on June 26th, 2018 at Buckingham Palace and notable among those that attended were the newly weds Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The Programme has formed a unique community of 240 influential change-makers representing 53 Commonwealth countries.
The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.
Winners of the prestigious Award receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen.
Bazil is dedicated to helping farmers in his community thrive by using a low-cost SMS platform to connect small holder rural farmers directly to buyers, before and after their harvest.
Elizabeth uses technology to transform the lives of people living with mental health issues in Uganda.
Stephen works to ensure that children in rural areas of Uganda are able to complete their education.