“Love the Kids Foundation founder, Jean Claude Muhire honoured by the Africa Youth Awards.”

Published on March 13, 2017 by the LKF Staff

On 1st January 2017, Jean Claude Muhire, Founder President of Love the Kids Foundation scooped a continental accolade. He was voted as Africa Youth Awards 2016 Winner for Leader of the Year. The Africa Youth Awards scheme has honoured him with a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and other prizes.



On the New Year’s Day 2017 , the Africa Youth Awards has announced Winners of for its 3rd Edition. The founder of Love the Kids Foundation, Jean Claude Muhire, was one and the only nominee representing Rwanda and He was voted among the winners of  the Africa Youth Awards 2016 , the continent’s most coveted awards for young people, which engaged over 170 shortlisted nominees, and received voting participation from over 145 countries from across the world.

A certificate of excellence which was given to Jean Claude Muhire, Founder member of  Love the Kids Foundation

With the Mantra: “Celebrating the Youth of Africa”, Africa Youth Awards is a prestige award scheme with the prime aim of appreciating the works of young Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. Launched in 2014, the awards scheme was inspired by the lack of recognition for young Africans who have selflessly dedicated their lives to making sure the future of Africa is optimistic with a vision to Elevate, Honor and Celebrate Outstanding Young African Achievers.

2016 winners hail from 11 countries and were determined by public votes, which were received from over 145 countries within 21 Days. Prince Akpah, Founder President of Africa Youth Awards declared the third edition of the awards as a great success and a true testament of the contributions of young Africans to the development of the African Continent. He also emphasised that the stories of these young Africans would inspire more young people as they gear up to take up various leadership positions in their individual pursuits of moving the African continent to the next level.

Below is the Full List of Winners

  1. Ilwad Elman, Elman Peace and Human Rights Center (Somalia) – African Youth of the Year (Female)
  2. Albert Kusi – LEC Foundation (Ghana) – African Youth of the Year (Male)
  3. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, Emerge Tech Africa (Nigeria) – Entrepreneur of the Year
  4. Souhila Ben Lachhab (Algeria) – Musician of the Year
  5. Teacher Mpamire (Uganda) – Discovery of the Year
  6. Christopher Seagateng, Botswana Jobs for Graduates (Botswana) – Award For Youth Empowerment
  7. Zixtech Organisation (Cameroon) – Social Enterprise of the Year
  8. Manasseh Azure Awuni, Joy 99.7 FM (Ghana) – Journalist of the Year
  9. Dr. Kofi Osei-Kusi, Osei-Kusi Foundation (Ghana) – Special Recognition Award
  10. Gakii Biriri (Kenya) – Social Entrepreneur    of the Year
  11. City Rydes Limited (Kenya) – Startup of the Year
  12. Nana Diaby, Phiphi Plus (Mali) – Media Personality of the Year
  13. Olalekan Ayodele Sipasi, L’afrika Integrated Farms (Nigeria) – Award For Agriculture
  14. Nuhu Ibrahim Alabura, Indian Dental Association (Nigeria) – Health Personality of the Year
  15. Jean Claude Muhire, Love the Kids Foundation (Rwanda) – Leader of the Year
  16. Adyne-Africa Diaspora Youth Network Europe (Somalia) – Civil Society of the Year
  17. Dirboga Bakoh (Irenee), Sukuvi (Togo) – Award for Education
  18. Sylivia Kakyo, Kakyo Girls Initiative (Uganda) – Advocate of the Year

This annual event was  in partnership with the African Youth Commission, Avance Media, Global Skills Exchange, My Naija Naira 88 Creatives and Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH.

Photo: Winners of the Africa Youth Awards 2016

Congratulations Jean Claude!

Source: Africa Youth Awards