On 13th July 2013, 15 students from URDT founded institutions participated in the Youth Inspire event organised by the Ashoka Youth Venture East Africa programme (AYVEA) in Kampala.
- URDT had developed a culture to support its students to identify a societal vision and support communities to design paths to attain them. Hence joining this new programme was a logical next step.
- The 14 female and 1 male students from URDT Girls School, African Rural University and URDT Institute shared their experiences to start a social venture, their social aspirations and networked with the other 18 aspiring young change makers.
- They were inspired to grow their ideas to the next level.
- The students were excited to join Ashoka's Youth Venture as it is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide. Nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice.
- The Youth Inspire event was blessed by Hon. Nabugere Flavia, the Minister of State for Environment