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 ERNEST MUGISHA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 8
" With my passion and drive to contribute to the improvement of human kind specifically the under-served community-dwellers, it is both an honor and a privilege for me to be part of the Millennium Fellowship for it will be a tremendous opportunity for me to extend my passion through interactions with other insightful Fellows, and sharing our diverse experiences in elevating our social impacts. Given my mission to transform the bright innovative ideas into a real thing to renew and impact the lives, to attain the optimal health, I see Millennium Fellowship as the boosting engine to accelerate the track to make my dreams a reality. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: PANGELASSA REVIVAL
My project aims at solving the problem of social exclusions in the communities. Based on living conditions of people in Rwanda,many are still under the line of poverty and there are other people who wish to help. However, they don't do so because there was no strategic way to do that. Recognizing this gap, we developed a system that will simplify donation process and enable communication between donating and receiving parties. It is a poly function system. It supports donation, management and communication processes. Depending on Rwandans level of understanding of what it means to help someone, we undoubtedly believe that many lives of people will be improved through this platform. Cuurently, more than a thousand people are impacted, and we hope to reach to more than 150 people through December. Our system is designed in a way that addresses every community meaning that it can be used globally where everyone can contribute to the improvement of human kind and yet every person will be positively impacted. See more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmmfAeY-ygo and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61yKU2Q976E
About the Millennium Fellow
Ernest MUGISHA is a founder and Executive Director of different life-changing projects including PANGELASSA, that aim at improving the living standards of people specifically the undeserved community-dwellers. He has been working in and with several humanitarian projects for over 5 years and has contributed to the development of vulnerable people in his local community. He has also participated in different local and international programs that spark social impact innovations.
He is currently a university student at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA), where he is acquiring different skills to transform agricultural sector in Rwanda and beyond the borders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgRtG4Zzg4s&t=149s .