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 CLARE AKELLO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Gulu University | Gulu, Uganda | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" I am excited to become a Millennium Fellow because it gives me opportunity to work with like minded people from various backgrounds who have similar ideas and want to be agents of change wherever they go. Am determined to fight for the rights of the girl child in my community because up to date, they are still seen as low value and source of wealth through early marriage to educate the boys. I want to encourage and create awareness among my Fellow community members that girls are just as important as the boys such that they can attain an education and achieve their dreams so as to make the world a better place. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Hope for Girls' rights- Uganda
Hope for Girls' rights is an idea that's meant to provide an environment which allows girls to study in a healthy competition with the boys while at school. It aims at protecting the girls from all sorts of harassment like sexually among others, through creating awareness about her rights thus empowered when challenged. It also aims at optimizing their talents so as to demistify the sex differences in terms of capabilities. The project aim is to impact about 100 to 150 girls' lives around campus who can be agents of change to others in the year 2020 within their communities.
About the Millennium Fellow
Akello Clare is a student of Gulu university doing a bachelor of science in agriculture. Her home district is katakwi in eastern uganda. Clare has grown up in a humble background characterised by lack of education and amidst struggles. She is determined to excel academically inorder to achieve her dream of having a successful career in agriculture especially to do with animal production. Her greatest zeal in life is to always move forward leaving the past behind in search better. She loves team work and learning new things. Her hobbies are reading novels and doing charity work in her community.