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Emmanuel Kiwewa

Uganda & University of Johannesburg, 2022

Emmanuel Kiwewa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology and Mental Health from Makerere University. Over the last three years Emmanuel has been working with street children in Kampala, advocating for their rights. He has been re-homing and reuniting street children with their families in the different parts of Uganda.

Previously Emmanuel was the president of the school of psychology in Makerere University. During this time he encouraged and connected students to work with street children and other children’s organizations in Kampala.

Emmanuel is currently working with Transcultural psychosocial organization [TPO] on a project funded by the UN WOMEN in the Rhino refugee camp in Arua-Terego in West-Nile Uganda. In this role is assisting with the mental health of persons who were affected by the war in South Sudan.

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We look for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

On 1 January 2023, I will be between the age of 19 and 29

I am a citizen of an African country

I have an undergraduate degree with above-average academic results (70% + or Upper Second Class Honours)


We look for young leaders who aspire to the principles below and who have demonstrated the potential to live them out.


Do you aspire to be a visionary leader who has moral authority? Do you see leadership as more than just personal ambition - as a way to pursue the advancement of equality and freedom, human rights and human dignity? And do you want to guide and inspire others to reach their full potential?


Do you admire Nelson Mandela’s ability to bridge historic divides through our common humanity? Do you believe that reconciliation and reparation are the key to transforming our societies so that everyone can have equal opportunity to thrive? And are you prepared to begin by grappling with your own internal divides and difficulties first?


Do you have excellent academic results, but believe that your education should not only benefit you but make a difference to others? And do you understand that intellectual excellence must be accompanied by character and a rounded personality?


Do you want to see Africa take its rightful place as an equal and competitive presence in the global world? Have you demonstrated individual effort, innovation and creativity to this end?


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