Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems

Student team wins prizes for sexual health project

Linda Initiative wins University Changemaker Award and Leadership prize for programme to support young people.

A Global Academy student has been recognised with University awards for her contribution to a sexual health programme for young people.

Grace Kiruja, an undergraduate student, is Co-Founder of the Linda Initiative, which has won a Changemaker Award from the University’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

Ms Kiruja has also been awarded an Outstanding Student Leadership Award from the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, in recognition of her efforts.

Information service

Children at the Linda Initiative
The programme seeks to inform young people on health issues.

The Linda programme seeks to empower young people through information.

The social enterprise, run by a team of University of Edinburgh students, aims to address a lack of information for young people on sexual and reproductive health issues.

It seeks to educate, empower and engage young people by offering a platform to gain information and share experience. Users can engage anonymously through social media platforms.

Changemaker accolades recognise those who have made a noticeable positive impact at the University, by undertaking a successful socially responsible or sustainable project, or by inspiring others to act in a more socially responsible or sustainable way. 

The Outstanding Leadership Award comes with a  certificate and a gift token for EcoLarder.

The team at the Linda Initiative are honoured to have our efforts recognised with these awards. We hope that our work makes a difference by enabling young people to take control of their health.

Grace KirujaUndergraduate student and Linda Initiative Co-Founder

Many of the staff in the Global Academy have noted your inspiring contribution in developing the Linda Initiative.  Many congratulations on this very well-deserved award.

Professor Geoff SimmDirector, Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security

Related links

SRS Changemakers’ Award

Linda Initiative