ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ABDUL KARIM SESAY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 9

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" I am happy to join this community because I believe I will be able to build on my creative thinking, teamwork, problem solving skills and will also gain more skills that can help me create more social impacts in communities. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: A.C.W.I SOLUTION

Access to clean water through innovation solutions seeks to provide clean water to slum communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Africa is challenged with many problems, climate change, corruption, food scarcity, infrastructure, and access to clean water. In 2020, over 10 African countries had an average of 50 percent of people who lack clean water services. Sierra Leone is a country located in West Africa. It has a population of over 8 million. The access to pure water statistics show that 90 percent of the population depends on one dam, 81 percent collect drinking water from polluted areas, and only 2 percent have access to clean drinking water. Our goal is to provide clean drinking water to slum communities in Freetown through innovation by purifying well water and the clean water kiosk system by 2030. This is because we picture a continent where people don't suffer to get regular access to clean water.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abdul Karim is a young, energetic, and versatile conservation student at the African Leadership University in Kigali Rwanda. He was born in Freetown Sierra Leone and grew up in a community that is challenged by many problems. That is why, he developed a passion to create social impacts in society. Impacts like providing employment for youths, providing access to clean water, and also helping boost the infrastructure and innovation industry in Sierra Leone. Recently, he has ideated more than three projects that address 6 to 7 of the 17 SDGs, and with his skills, he has been able to administer outstanding leadership in all these projects.