James Asiimwe, Director of the KAVC Foundation in Uganda, has been awarded the 2017 University of Canberra Chancellor’s Award for Philanthropy.
The foundation helps vulnerable Ugandan children access food and education, and women generate income.
While studying a Master of International Development at the University of Canberra in 2015, James forged partnerships with Australian organisations and individuals that have contributed towards building a school for 223 vulnerable children, empowering women with income generation projects, training people living with disabilities and creating employment opportunities for youth.
James attributes Australia Awards – Africa for laying a foundation that has enabled him to receive this prestigious Award.
Australia Awards strives to develop leadership and stimulate economic and social development by empowering a global network of Alumni using their networks to inform development practices in priority sectors.