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. 


Gulu University | Gulu, Uganda | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1

" I'm excited to grow my leadership skills, teach people, learn from them and also help people achieve their goals. The fellowship will help improve my openness and creativity to foster self-confidence and personal growth that is right for mentoring others. I'm excited to work on my project and gain hands on experience and dive deep into the work I do. Excited to be a fellow because i will participate in the leadership training and will gain new insights on how the challenge that I seek to address exist drive change more efficiently. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Kuwezeshwa youth initiative

The project is aimed at tackling SDG 1, by giving and helping people selflessly by giving my resources, time, knowledge and skills.

Encouraging skills development through activities,Helping vulnerable households; Training and educating the community on how to manage small businesses. All this is aimed at impacting young entrepreneurs to start their own enterprises within the scope of sustainable community development and contemporary rural and urban innovation systems analysis. To educate the community about starting new business and the importance of Opportunity driven entrepreneurship.

Measurable goals include
1. Number of business ventures started
2. Number of mentorship sessions and training carried out.
3. Number of peoples engaged under own program.
4. Quantity of products made and sold by the beneficiaries
5. Number of people turning up for community trainings and workshops in recycling at the center.
6. Partnerships created with different organizations and schools.

About the Millennium Fellow

Racheal Nalwoga is a Mastercard scholar at Gulu University. She is a change agent, With great passion for community development, agriculture and entrepreneurship and believes that through good leadership and commitment, major community issues like youth unemployment, poverty, gender based violence, HIV/AIDS spread and early marriages can be solved.
She is a good communicator, listener and believes in her potential to express opinions and interests particularly those that concern the well being of youth, women and girls. She engaged in various community programmes in rural areas of Northern Uganda which was faced with 20 years of war and helped create sustainable businesses in agriculture for youth and women groups which has helped create employment and reduce poverty. She wants every youth to be empowered with the right opportunities and given resources to help strength communities and Africa at large through mobilization of resources, ensuring strong youth networks and challenging policy makers on youth issues in the community. She is YALI RLC alumnus and peer trainer at the university under the Gender Mainstreaming program.
Her hobbies include reading books based on real life stories, singing, traveling and making new friends.


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