- EDD participation year: 2015
- Country: Uganda
Muhammed is the Co-Founder/CEO of Action for Fundamental Change and Development, which operates Bwaise Youth Employment Centre that recruits 600-800 disadvantaged youth aged 16-25 years annually from Kampala’s poorest slum areas. The centre offers training in vocational skills alongside leadership, entrepreneurship and financial literacy knowledge among others to help these youth become self employed or find decent jobs as means of getting out of poverty.
Muhammed has an extensive background in organising and supporting youth campaigns including the 2014 National Youth Policy Dialogue on the post-2015 Development Agenda that attracted over 200 Ugandan youth, the 2014 Uganda National Annual Youth Festival, the 2012 CIVICUS Youth and World Assembly. Additionally, he participated in a Town Hall for Young African Leaders with US President, Barrack Obama which hyped the famous Obama African Young Leaders Fellowship. In October 2013, Muhammed became the first African youth winner of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award- Conviction, the 2014 US Embassy Kampala Generation Change Award among others.
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