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Fabian Ssebulimes

Uganda & University of Cape Town, 2023

Fabian Ssebulimes holds an Honours degree in Law from the International University of East Africa in Uganda (IUEA). Fabian was a student leader in various capacities during primary and high school and today is the president of Law Society of the International University of East Africa. Fabian is the proud co-founder of Tweyanze Children’s home which offers opportunities to orphaned children especially by nurturing their talent through education. Fabian is also CEO of Women of Faith and Hope Uganda, a ministry for HIV-positive women and vulnerable mothers.

In these capacities, working alongside others, Fabian has built a youth community outreach office and outreach programs that engage young people in activities like crime and health sensitisation and the sharing of business ideas.

In 2023 Fabian will be pursuing a Masters in Law at the University of Cape Town. He is passionate about being a servant leader to everyone, using the law and leadership skills. Fabian is driven by the urge to advocate for the rule of law and social justice, which cut across criminal and civil matters. Fabian plans to focus on commercial law for his master's, widening both his legal and business knowledge. Fabian believes that one doesn’t need a lot to give or help; one only needs a giving and a helping soul to do both.

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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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