Our Grassroots Champion Award is given to an individual who has deep connections within their communities, thereby empowering him or her to achieve their own vision of development. It is a great privilege to honor Aaron Bukenya this year for his stellar work with our partner BESO Foundation. by Segal Family Foundation. In the Photo "Madame Graca Machal- Widow of late Nelson Mandela, Martin Segal- Board chair Segal Family Foundation and Aaron Bukenya- BESO Founder and Executive Director
What are others Saying?
"So proud to see BESO win the grassroots award at SFF AGM 2016. Aaron and BESO were the original Spark Microgrants Uganda facilitators, taught us a lot and today they are managing a program in Wanteete, Uganda serving ten communities and hundred of families. Congrats Aaron Bukenya & BESO" - Sasha Fisher
"The Segal Family Foundation (SFF) awarded the 2016#GrassrootsChampionAward to my dear friend and colleague Aaron Bukenya, Executive Director and Founder of BESO Foundation, the#CommunityBasedOrganization I was so honored to collaborate with during the production of Picturing Wanteete, and a partner organization to #SFF andSpark MicroGrants. The Grassroots Champion Award is given to an individual who has deep connections within their communities, thereby empowering him or her to achieve their own vision of development. I can think of no better person to receive this award than my brother Aaron Bukenya who has shown a steadfast devotion and love for his homeplace #Wanteete Village in#Uganda. I remember making this portrait of him-- it was on the first day I ever visited Wanteete. Aaron brought together 100+ leaders in the community for a big meeting that day, and the energy in the room was overflowing with positive and motivating energy. I was inspired then--and continue to be now--by Aaron Bukenya's ability to joyfully lead others. I applaud Aaron for his stellar work with BESO Foundation. Congratulations on the big award" - Louise Contino