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 CAILIE NICE INEZA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Ashesi University | Accra, Ghana | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 1

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" I have a feeling that Networking and Creativity, followed by my spirit of innovation will make this journey a success. What I am hoping to gain in the Millennium Fellowship will certainly help me increase my skills and professional approach in my working journey. This full training program will be an opportunity for me to build up my project and execute it in a well-lined and impactful way. I am looking to create a network with other fellows, which may last for a long time. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: IshangoPlus

Most students in rural areas lack knowledge about the variety of opportunities (both academics and non-academic) available to them after graduation. The project is divided into two main parts and also has a minor feature which would be a podcast. The first part of the project involves organizing campaigns and visiting schools in remote rural areas in Ghana to enlighten high school students from these schools about the opportunities and programs available to high school students. The Ashesi team will walk them through what they have to do to be fully equipped with the necessary skills to be entitled to these opportunities. The second part of the problem involves organizing a 3-month mentorship program between high school students from rural areas with student volunteers from universities worldwide. The mentor-mentee pairing will be done considering the students' career aspirations. Through this mentorship program, the students will learn from their seniors who went through the process before them. They will be able to gain guidance concerning their path after high school graduation.

The podcast would focus on having talks with student entrepreneurs. This would be to discuss how these entrepreneurs came up with their business what inspires them and advice they would give to other students. The Ashesi team sees this as a necessary feature of the project because we would not want students to have the only focus of graduating and finding work. However, we would want some of these students to start up businesses which would intend to employ their mates and reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.

About the Millennium Fellow

Nice Cailie Ineza is a smart, creative, competitive, and intelligent young lady. She is a Burundian and currently studying at Ashesi University. She believes that every person is unique and by being unique everyone has its own view of society. she longs to see the world with low rates of poverty and disease. She is active in the water and sanitation sector, with a vision of one of her projects: transforming all sources of water into clean water. Her values in life are honesty, love, justice, and respect. She is also a happy Christian who likes diversity in people.