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 MARTIN KASIRYE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 2
" I am excited to work together with like minded people not only from my University but from allover the world. It's an opportunity for me to learn how to better my leadership, serve my people and help better African communities and we work together for a better tomorrow for the onus is onto us the youth to make a better tomorrow. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Water and Sanitation Extension (WaSE)
The Water and Sanitation Extension (WaSE) Project intends to integrate water supply and sanitation prospects within the informal settlements (slums) in and around Kampala, especially Katanga slum which was my case study. The most painful part about the people living in these slums is that almost half of them are children.
The project aims at increasing awareness about sanitation and its benefits to the inhabitants of the slums, encouraging the masses to embrace washing hands with clean water and soap to rule out chances of contracting diseases associated with poor sanitation like cholera, typhoid, and diarrhea. It entails helping households and communities to model simple hand washing mechanisms using cheap and readily available materials like jerry cans and ropes. It also aims at advocating for proper sanitation facilities especially improved pit latrines. This will help the inhabitants of the slums to become healthier and hence more productive at their work.
Within the time frame of August - December 2020, the ultimate yet measurable and realistic goal is to ensure that at least 85% of the households in Katanga slum, to start with, have access to simple hand-washing mechanisms and to build capacity to ensure that regular sanitary activities are carried out by the natives themselves to help boost their health state of living.
About the Millennium Fellow
Martin Kasirye is a 23 year old Makerere University student pursuing a bachelor's degree in Food Science and Technology, he is so passionate about service filled leadership and he has demonstrated this through the different leadership positions he has held at the University. Martin is excited to change the world through hard work and Technology and also cares about making a difference in the work he does.