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 KELLY NSABIYERA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" l will use the best of the opportunity to be a Millennium Fellow to learn about pathways to future social success. I will share the skills I will have gained from the Millennium Fellowship experience with the rest of society to make an impact on people's lives. My Personal Mission is to tackle educational problems, and I hope the Millennium Fellowship leaves me with adequate skills and ability not only to solve educational problems but also other challenges the world is encountering. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Youth Educational Empowerment

Youth Educational Empowerment is a project I started in August 2021. From the observation, interviews with people from various groups and economic levels, plus my personal experience, many children from economically disadvantaged families are unable to go to school or drop out because they lack school supplies and/or fees. Through this project, young people who do not receive an education because of the stated circumstances will be provided with school materials such as uniforms, copybooks, pens, pencils, etc. In partnership with the stakeholders, tuition and scholarships will be offered to competitive students who do not attend the school or drop out before they graduate due to financial instability. In the long run, the project aims to build schools to promote educational infrastructure, which is still among the major issues today’s education is encountering.

As the project’s mission, by 2040, it will have impacted one million young people from economically challenged families to finish their primary, secondary and tertiary education levels and expose them to 21st-century skills that will assist them in achieving their personal and social goals. The overall vision of the project is to promote quality and inclusive education.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kelly Nsabiyera is an empathetic, common interest-oriented leader and problem solver. He was born in the North of Burundi and is passionate about initiatives and creative thinking to lead social change. As the world faces legions of challenges, at the university, he chose to dig deeper into The Global Challenges to boost his expertise and ability to stand firm in solving the most pressing social issues. Due to his experience on how education was a struggle in his community, whereby children would not attend school due to poverty and economic setbacks, he is committed to tackling educational problems and paving a broad way to social advancement.