We’re excited to share with you that former Restless Development ICS Team Leader and Field Intern, Diana Nakaweesa, has won an award from the Queen’s Young Leaders Award and is collecting it from Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom today!
The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme discovers, celebrates and supports exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth. Diana is one of just two Ugandans receiving the award.
Diana was a volunteer team leader on the ICS programme between January – June 2014 in Busede placement Jinja District. She also went on to become a Field Intern with the ICS programme between July – September 2014.
Since the age of 17, Diana has strived to help vulnerable women and children in her community. Three years ago she launched Young Mothers’ Support Group, which mentors women aged 14 to 30. She has gained funding for projects to train women and children in skills ranging from knitting to shoe making.
She attributes all her success to God and is thankful to Restless Development, particularly the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights unit in Uganda.