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 DAMASCENE JEAN KUBWAYO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 9

" I am excited to be Millennium Fellow because it is a great honor for me to keep gaining more skills and knowledge from other fellows I will be collaborating with them. The gained skills will help my community as well as nation through expanding my project that aims to fight against hunger. I am passionate about to work on ending hunger because I suffered a lot and I have seen people struggling in my community. I will never give up and I am able to work hard to reach to the maximum point. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The project is called Damstock

The project is called Damstock. It deals with the storage of agriculture crops. The project came about after starvation of hunger. I did not get chance to grow up with my parents because they passed away when I was young. The family I grew up with was not having enough food to eat especially during long dry seasons. People in the family and surrounding community were starving from hunger. As a young person with positive impact I began to think of a project related to the storage of agriculture crops especially beans and rice after harvesting period. The project grew up and it is still expanding because I want to make it huge enough to serve my community with the aim of fighting against hunger. since I began the project people in my community are no longer starving from hunger as it once was before. In the August -December 2020 I will be able to determine agriculture harvests to bring in the stock and I am planning to increase casual workers who help me to collect harvests from fields.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kubwayo Damascene lives in the southern province of Rwanda. He is the first born among three children and his parents passed away when he was young. Now he is in first year of university. He is interested in the agribusiness and he likes to talk to elders and reading books.

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