Henry Mugenyi continues to scoop awards for his zeal to report stories that affect people. The latest is the Reach A Hand Uganda Journalism and Excellence Award that recognises a media person advocating for young people’s SRHR solutions at the forefront of their work.
He took to social media to announce his latest win, “Congratulations are in order once again! 2022 starts on a good vibe. #10AndBold #NBSUpdates”
Henry is also a Reach A Hand Uganda peer educator. Every year, the NGO takes on several young people they train, mentor, and provide opportunities. Henry is part of that workforce. He started working with NBS Television as the Mix-Up Show Host and later hosted NBS Youth Voice with MC Ollo. He then crossed over to the newsroom, fast becoming a household name in the health field.
“Our will to influence the change that we want to see called for the need to establish the Peer Educators Academy program in 2014. Targeting young people, the purpose of the academy is to groom individuals who value teamwork, accountability, and respect for one another,” says Humphrey Nabimanya, the RAHU Team Leader and Founder on the Peer Educators Academy.
In 2021, Mugenyi won the Health Journalist of the Year award at the Heroes in Health Awards (HIHA). HIHA is a rewards initiative instituted to recognise outstanding individuals, entities, organisations, services, products, and programs. This is a public choice award, where public members will nominate and vote for their heroes.
Henry is a product of the NBS Training Program that gives young, energetic people the platform, resources and tools to be better versions of themselves by serving Ugandans.