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 JOAN PATIENCE ATUHAIRE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

" I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it's yet another opportunity to amplify the voices of young African leaders commited to creating African solutions to African problems. I look forward to interacting with the other young leaders on the program. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Every voice matters

Every voice matters is a mental health campaign aimed at normalising conversations on mental health and vulnerability.The outbreak of COVID-19 worsens the mental health of all individuals due to the stress of abrupt life changes such as job loss , lockdown and financial difficulty.
Between August- December 2020, the team hopes to have reached over 10,000 people online with their mental health awareness messages via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. They intend to screen up to 100 clients for depression and offer them group therapy .

About the Millennium Fellow

Atuhaire Joan Patience.
She is a 21 year old girl passionate about advocacy for the rights of women as well as children with disabilities. She is team leader Kujenga Africa, 2019 Young leader with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung,Uganda , 2018 peer educator at Reach a hand Uganda and a 2019 fellow of Ubuntu philosophy with the Presencing institute of Massachusetts. She believes that all young people especially women and girls can contribute to making the world a more inclusive place to be.

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