ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CHERRY ACHANDO LUBANGA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1
" I am humbled to be selected as a Millennium Fellow this year. This for me presents a unique opportunity to interact with people having different ideas but working towards achievement of the same goals. Being positioned for impact, I hope to learn, grow and achieve more than I could imagine. Walking out of this, I hope to have become better and made others better, met like minded change makers and created bonds that will push forward projects driven towards a better society and world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Time Of the Month (T.O.M)
The Time Of the Month project was inspired by a gap in the world today affecting women and girls. As you would have guessed, Time Of the Month means the time in which a woman/girl experiences their menstrual cycle. This being an involuntary experience but a gift of nature has those in abject poverty suffer as they do not have access to sanitary towels becoming heavily reliant on aid which is not sustainable and those who are also able to afford are at times affected because of inaccessibility to sanitary towels in say public restrooms and even workspaces.
Having this in mind, the project aims at creating a way in which period poverty can be ended by contribution of women who need to access sanitary towels at their most desperate times. This, therefore, creates a cycle of need being met on both ends. During the months of August and September, further research will be carried out as well as sourcing of funds and pitching to women's groups to understand the feasibility of the idea. October and November will be then put into execution through prototyping first to understand responsiveness to the product and understand what changes and improvements could be made so as to advance.
About the Millennium Fellow
Cherry Achando believes strongly in the capacity of the youth in the plight for change. She works hard and puts her best foot forward and she sees strength in teamwork. She is one to take root in situations and only leaves once she has borne fruit. She is determined, goal-oriented and focused on achieving the best and nothing sub-par.