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 MARK KAGGWA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Gulu University | Gulu, Uganda | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 2
" I am highly thrilled by the prospect of being engaged with fellow enthusiastic youngsters with a common goal to explore their potential for the betterment of the world for everyone in a shared future. I hope through this platform to galvanise youthful ambition with vision to influence change we desire to see on the worldstage starting with the stage of our own local community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Nutrition for Health Initiative.
Nutrition for Health Initiative entails the optimisation of the potential diverse academic resourcefulness of youngsters at University to monitor the progress of nutritional status of community members especially the children below 6years of age through regular nutrition screening outreaches.It also involves senstisation of households about the proper nutrition health based on the different individual nutrient daily requirements using nutrition health guiding brochures.It is married to innovation of farming practises to enhance home based supply of micronutrients to fight nutritional deficiencies.
Among the goals aimed at include;
I) A publication of an easy to approach comprehensive nutrition health guide brochure in both local language and English plus printing of over 50copies in either language.
II) A reach out to over 50 households issued with necessary nutrition health guides on appropriate diet.
III) Taking record of Nutritional status of about 20 children below 6years from separate households twice with in a range of 6weeks.
IV) Establishing a nutrition health hub with in the community to feed the members with factual information about nutritional health and demonstrate the innovative gardening techniques to afford adequate supply of micronutrients.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kaggwa Mark was born in Nkokonjeru a small rural town in Buikwe district in Uganda. He developed quite an early interest in voluntary action for community well-being.While in high school he spared time for personal egagement in affiliated activities such as campaigns to fundraise basic aide for the vulnerable including the elderly and orpharned with in his community. He carried on the passion with him to the University where this far, as one among its pioneers he has been taking on the role of building mutual relations on behalf of Gulu University Red Cross Club with the outside community including other Red Cross Clubs externally. This has enabled him partly to shape his leadership skills and realise his passion.