Reach A Hand Uganda in partnership with Talent Africa, Incredible Media, Segal Family Foundation, Next Media Services, Victoria University, Avance Media Africa, Outbox, MoTIV, Johnnie Walker has launched the iKon Initiative this Friday 26th March 2021 at Kingdom Kampala.
The iKon Initiative is a prestigious programme by Reach A Hand Uganda that will recognise and award transformational thought leaders and implementers in various fields of social development in Africa.
The initiative will be an annual undertaking, includes a series of activities ranging from idea and concept generation incubators, mentorship via masterclasses, summits and courses that will culminate in the awarding of well deserving ventures masterfully executed. “We have been working with and for young people since 2011 in ensuring that they have the platforms and opportunities they need to get information to make informed decisions.
The iKon Initiative is another of those platforms. With it, we hope to mentor, guide, and skill more young
people across the African continent.” – Humphrey Nabimanya – Founder and CEO Reach A Hand Uganda
“As an organisation focused on engaging and grooming young people, it is essential for us to continuously come up with new and creative ways of engaging young people to ensure access to information and full participation in the development process.” – James K. Tumusiime, Country Director – Reach A Hand Uganda.
The iKon Initiative originated from the idea and need to reward outstanding persons and innovations within Ugandan communities. Such persons have been envisioned as icons, the popular and influential figures that the public wishes to emulate. However, not all icons have been known to impact others.
“The iKon initiative is going to make Africa standout. There are a lot of great innovations that we have that hardly get noticed or even recognised. But with this initiative things are about to change. As Talent Africa, we are thrilled to be part of this journey.” – Ali Alibhai – CEO Talent Africa.
The purpose of the initiative is to educate, connect and link participants to opportunities and celebrate by recognizing and rewarding formidable implementers of social development