“I want the world to see that unemployed youth is not a problem but an untapped resource that can be trained and supported to bring about a social change,” These were the words of our founder Kakembo Galabuzi Brian has scooped the overall prize of the 2020 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for excellence in development work. He also emerged as Africa and Europe winner of the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020. These two awards were presented to him and 3 other winners from Pakistan, Fiji and Canada by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat at Marlborough House in Westminster London this March.
Brian is honoured for particularly setting up an enterprise to educate women and young people to turn waste into wealth. His enterprise; WEYE Clean Energy Company Ltd manufacturers Kyoto eco-briquettes and institutional briquette stoves and ovens and runs the Waste to Energy Youth Project, aimed at training youth to lead the clean energy transition.
His passion for promoting the transition to clean renewable energy was sparked by the negative impacts of high consumption of wood fuel on human health and the environment.
Thank you for making us proud Brian, Congratulatory regards from all of us at WEYE Clean Energy.