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 SHARON ATYANG OLEA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I am so delighted to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is an amazing opportunity for me to share my ideas and knowledge with fellow youths globally,who are striving so much to address the political,social and economic challenges facing the community.I am specifically glad that i will learn and unlearn a lot about the SDGs and get many networking opportunities that will help me in pushing my fight for equal education opportunity for girl child. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Menstrual Health Education and training
Menstrual health education and training target about 300 school-going girls from less privileged backgrounds who are on the verge of dropping out of school because they can't afford sanitary towels. During hub sessions, girls are educated on how to manage menstruation and the main activity is training them to make the reusable sanitary towel. This is done through school visits.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sharon Atyang is a student at Makerere University, Uganda. She's attending a bachelor of arts in social sciences, majoring in Gender and Development and psychology. Growing up without parents, Sharon learnt the hard way of life to the point of being a housemaid , working under oppression, doing casual work just to attain education. This inspired her to in future fight for other girls who go through the same hardship to attain education. She possesses community mobilisation and advocacy skills and currently running a project on menstrual health education and training under her organization. Reading, adventure, helping someone in need defines Sharon and she believes acts of kindness can make this world e better place to live in.