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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.



African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3


" Creatical thinking, constructive debates, consistent learning, cemented by the curious mindset and researches are what I do characterize myself with. I do believe that being part of Millennium Fellowship will help me grow since the entire will be strictly based on something very critical and addressing the real world issues. Hopefully, this fellowship will sharpen my mind, and will undoubtedly expose me to what needs to be done as the solutions to those issues. The entire duration of this Millennium Fellow will leave me with a lot of things that will help me keep track of my mission. The experience, skills and works will take me to adapt and make the impacts on students, and the communities as well. I am more than happy for I am going for the new adventure, and acquiring all skills and experience based on the human principles, as well as getting aligned to sustainable goals more straightforward. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Education is the Catalyst of Change

Education is the Catalyst for Change (ECC) is a project that I had with six other people after accomplishing high school in 2019 and its intention is about supporting young generation facing issues like school drop out due to financial capacities, lack of inspiration and others. Still, this project is going forward and positively impacting many youths' lives. The whole purpose behind this project is to reduce high droput rate.

About the Millennium Fellow

Elvis Uwimana is a young boy who has passion in education, and all he dreams about is making and influencing positive changes in education. I started loving education as the crucial sector and try making it more valuable since when I was in my high school, but unfortunately, it was not possible for me to pursue it as my career in that level of studies. For the moment, it is education that I need to put more efforts in, and as well, it is in the degree that I am going to pursue from september. As I am currently a student at the African Leadership University, I am going to do Global Challenges as the degree programme, so also my mission statement will be driven through education, and governance. I keep doing the advocacy for young refugees to love studying, and fight for performing well at school in order to plan for the future. I did such kind of activities from 2019 after graduating in high school, where I was dedicated to teaching them various subjects aimed at influencing their performance. I worked on making sustainable development goals real and active. My objective was promoting quality education in many young refugees as it has the place I have been living in for the last 6 years, however, regardless of these hardships, and by the tireless engagement, many students are not working to the best of their abilities to succeed well, which is a pleasure for me and for the communities.

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