ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT OKOT SAM OLAA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 2
Millennium Fellowship Project: Earth Beat Project
EarthBeat Project (keeping the earth’s heart beating) is a project pursued by StandUpShoutOut(SUSO) where we seek to impact the environment positively in our capacity as students and young leaders(change agents). We do this by planting trees. Through partnerships we have managed to initiate the project and succesfully planted over 20acres of trees in Kiboga District. The goal is to continue seeking as many opportunities as possible to continue growing as many trees as possible.
Our mode of operation is that we seek not only to plant trees but build leadership skills. We prioritize teamwork and development of skillsets necessary for young leaders to change their communities. We hope that every participant will be a leader of the improving their communities.
Finally we seek to impart a spirit of global goals and commitment to protecting the earth against climate change as per global resolutions such as the Paris Accord. Through our work, we have been recognized and appreciated by the Ugandan Army as well as several other people who felt inspired and promised to indulge in the goals of EarthBeat.
About the Millennium Fellow
Okot Sam Olaa, Campus Director 2019, is a scholar at Makerere University School Of Law. He is a vibrant young leader and a Director at World Leaders Of Today, a global youth NGO. He has fronted several SDG projects at University most notably tree planting project. He is also passionate about mental health and well-being as well as charitable causes. He is particularly interested in capacity building and realization of projects and initiatives.