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 MUKA CHOOKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Lusaka Apex Medical University | Lusaka, Zambia | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 5

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" I want opportunities for minorities and innovative impact to today's society. Being a Millennium Fellow will sharpen my leadership skills and enhance my social impact and thereby aid me to take on bigger projects in my community and across the globe. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Kulela Foundation

Social impact project to support young girls and their transition to higher education

About the Millennium Fellow

Muka Chooka is a gregarious, hardworking, well mannered, driven, determined and resilient final year medical student at the Lusaka Apex Medical University in Lusaka, Zambia. She was born in the small mining town of Kalulushi in the Copperbelt province of Zambia. From a tender age, Muka has shown tremendous leadership qualities, and , love for science, sports , art , and women's educational and leadership enhancement. When she was 10 years old, she won 3rd prize in a provincial art competition, at the age of 13 she went on to win first prize at the Copperbelt Schools Association Junior Engineering Technical Society Science fair for her project on the effects of alcohol in the liver. During her high school years, she was captain of the girl's soccer team and played on her school's volleyball, netball and athletics teams. When she was 15, she was appointed Headgirl of her secondary school. Throughout her university years, she has successfully organized and participated in various philanthropic projects through her position as class representative, medical women's association of Zambia student chapter Secretary General and Wisper a Dream Foundation Assistant to the Vice President. Muka aspires to touch the lives of as many young women as possible through her efforts and thereby contribute to reducing inequalities.