After a 5 year hiatus, Africa’s first nobility awards return with a bigger cause to give back to street and ghetto children. Speaking about the event, the executive director of the awards Innocent Ogwal said, “We plan to build an educational center where these children will have a platform to build their skills and talents to empower them to learn to earn an honest living,” adding “We are inviting as many partners as possible to be part of this cause.”
The Talent Development center will be a hub where kids from disadvantaged communities can walk in and access all learning opportunities to nurture their talents and realize their dreams. Many of these young people have dreams and if given a platform where they can express them freely, those dreams could be realized. All proceeds from the event will go towards this cause.
The Edutainment Africa Awards were launched on 19th November 2010 by His Excellency the President of The Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni represented by Hon. Charles Bakabulindi the state minister of sports. The concept ‘Edutainment’ is to make education interesting. The awards are aimed to promote artistic and developmental nobility through works that are educative and contribute to the positive living of all individuals in Africa. Edutainment covers education, sports, music and all sectors that benefit the community. Past winners include Kenyan politician Raila Odinga and hit TV show MTV shuga among others.
The 2017 edition of the Edutainment Africa Awards is slated to hold on 22nd December at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort Hotel. His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the president of Uganda is expected to grace the event. Nominations are already ongoing. To nominate a noble entertainer type key word EAA leave space category and name and send to 8008.