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 JOYCE NAKIGANDA WAMALA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" The diversity of the class of 2020 fills me with hope. A wise man once said 'knowledge is power, let's share it'. To be able to learn from those who have walked ahead of you is a privilege, this is the essence of mentorship and the backbone of what I aspire to do. I envision a learning environment at Makerere College of health sciences where every student is linked to a faculty mentor in a symbiotic way. This is something that will support quality education for all. I realize that it's a vision that I cannot achieve alone. The Millennium Fellowship will give me a platform to learn from other visionaries and build lasting connections with people who can help me turn this into a reality and also broaden my perspective. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Student's Professionalism and Ethics Club- Mentorship Program
Our tomorrow is closely linked to the way we nurture the future leaders that are in our schools and tertiary institutions today. Access to higher education and a quality higher education at that, is key.
The Makerere College of Health Sciences Student's Professionalism and Ethic's Club has made a massive strive towards improving the quality of education received by our future health workers. They will host a minimum of two major meetings each reaching an estimated total of 150-200 undergraduate students to organize the peer-peer mentorship program and hopefully the faculty-peer mentorship program. One of these meetings will have to be held during if not directly following the orientation week for the academic year 2020/2021 in order to introduce the mentorship programs to the freshman class. In this way, the program will be more sustainable as the first year class will be able to replicate it for the following year's intake of students. Face to face sessions between mentees and mentors once they are paired will be scheduled to happen at least once a month for the next 4 months and feedback forms will be issued to the mentors for each meeting so that they can measure the impact of this project.
About the Millennium Fellow
Joyce Wamala is a 4th year student pursuing a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery degree at Makerere University. She is passionate about mental health, public health, research and mentorship.
So far, Joyce has studied and lived in 3 different countries - Zimbabwe, the U.S.A and Uganda. She enjoys serving her community by volunteering under the Youth and Young Adults ministry at her church, Watoto Church. Joyce also has a penchant for leadership and hopes to develop her capacity in this area further.