“I was nominated because of my extensive writing on and advocacy for women’s health and rights."
Brian Mutebi, formerly a journalist with a local daily, has been nominated for the '120under40' New Generation of Young Leaders award.
This is a global campaign based in Washington, US that seeks to recognise young people under 40 years of age doing work in their communities and country in areas of family planning and reproductive health.
“I was nominated because of my extensive writing, advocacy and community/charity work for women’s health and rights,” he told New Vision.
“There is public voting and thereafter a panel of experts will review nominees’ profiles and choose 40 of us this month.”
Since 2009, Mutebi has been running a charity organisation called Education & Development Opportunity-Uganda aimed at transforming lives.
He also runs Brian Mutebi Dream Scholarship Fund for survivors of gender-based violence and teenage mothers. The scheme has so far benefited 27 girls in schools and at university.
Voting is still going on until Sunday, July 10.
“I need as many votes as possible. I request you to help boost this nomination by voting for me to finally get the prize,” appealed Mutebi.
“You can vote on your mobile phone, iPad, tablet or desktop every single day. I also request you to share on your various social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and tell all your friends to vote for me.”
To vote for Mutebi, follow the link http://120under40.org/nominee/brian-mutebi and click Vote for Brian.