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 JEREMIAH MADHOL ATER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 2

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" Innovation and creativity, with empathy and inclusion, drive my art of work with a reflection on my society's life and history. Both keep me thinking and trying different ways to ensure that all these will be fully addressed one day. Being part of the Millennium Fellowship will enhance these skills and equip me with more that I don't currently have and I feel like they are essential for my journey. The skills I gain from this amazing fellowship will make my dreams of bringing social changes more tangible, realistic, and aligned with the UN SDGs. I am thrilled for this opportunity as meeting new people with the same mindset from different backgrounds will increase my anticipatory competency by envisaging new ways toward learning and creativity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Agriculture For Sustainability

Food production in Africa, especially South Sudan, and other parts of Africa has been low for years. This has led to severe hunger that has been affecting vulnerable people across the country. South Sudan imports almost 75% of food from neighbouring countries despite the fact that 80% of its land is suitable for agriculture. Cases of death as a result of starvation are reported yearly in most parts of South Sudan. Agriculture for Sustainability is conceived to address all these problems.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jeremiah Ater is a young entrepreneur and innovative computer science student at African Leadership University, Rwanda who believes in social changes as the only way to change the ugliest face of the world. He was born in the Republic of South Sudan, a beautiful land and the world's most promising country though later turned into a hell on Earth as my poem clear exhibits it. He later moved to Kenya as a refugee due to political turmoil that hit his country three years after its independence. He is then passionate about social changes and the empowerment of vulnerable people in society. With all these passions, he formed a community-based organization called World Hope of Vulnerable to address the social problems facing refugees and other vulnerable people in the world. He has organized and written several projects related to the empowerment of the vulnerable especially single mothers, orphans and street children since I finished high school in 2018. With computer science skills, he wants to graduate with high professional skills to help vulnerable youth to get out of the poverty zone through the power of technology. He also wants to be an inspiration for other youth who come from a very humble background like so they can come to believe that regardless of where you come from, there is always hope and chance for everyone.