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 REJOICE BLESSING MURUGE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

EARTH University | San José, Costa Rica | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 1

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" l have always wanted to live a life full of impact and being a Millennium Fellow is a dream come true as it will play a vital role in molding me as a person and my career . I am so excited to be part of this Fellowship because it is a great opportunity for me to work with diverse groups of people and to make an impact in the African community. I believe that education offers the greatest opportunity for really improving one generation over the other and I am willing to work as hard as l can in order to make it accessible to all. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: ECO-WHEEL

ECO-WHEEL works on gathering and reusing household waste as reasonable substrates to produce Maggots and manure. Maggots are affordable, green, and sustainable high protein feed/ supplement for livestock like pigs, poultry, birds, and fish. We started with a demonstration for practical and teaching purposes at our campus and then proceeded to surrounding communities. We use videos and small pamphlets to reach and educate people in and out of the university. The objective of the project is to provide a cheap alternative supplementary feed(maggots) for farmers, to promote a farming practice that is economically viable, socially just, and environmentally friendly, and to reduce the energy loss within the food web and also promote the spirit of recycling.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rejoice Blessing Muruge is a 1st year student, studying Agricultural Sciences at EARTH University in Costa Rica . She is a brilliant , vibrant and well-spoken young and upcoming leader of Zimbabwean nationality .She is a young leader who is passionate about advancing the attainment of the Sustainable Development goals. She is also a ambassador for the DREAMS Initiative [seeks to empower young women and girls in Zimbabwe ] , which is underway in Zimbabwe and is being spearheaded by the USAID .Being a member of multiple youth organizations across the world has made her emblem of Hope for the people in her society .Rejoice Muruge is also motivational speaker, skills trainer and women empowerment advocate .In few words , she is an agent of change .