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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ESTHER AHUMUZA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" Kindness and hardwork always create a better world for everyone. Being a member of Millennium Fellowship will enhance these skills to produce outstanding results. Millennium Fellowship will sharpen my innate abilities and leadership skills to help girls become self aware,self assertive and self valuable which creates a well balanced society. I am really looking forward to becoming a better fellow through learning and interacting with other people I will find in the Millennium Fellowship "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Adah Foundation
A project that helps young girls who have lapses because of rape and early pregnancy
About the Millennium Fellow
Ahumuza Esther is a young lady from Uganda studying bachelors of laws at Makerere University.
She grew up from a small village where there was no pronounced civilization. She always imagined a world where people lived in harmony and respect for one another which was absent from where she grew up where there was gender inequality, poverty and uncertainty especially for a girl child.
She found herself wondering why families would choose to educate a boy and not a girl, why when a girl got pregnant before marriage, she would be disowned and not a boy. So she became passionate about helping and encouraging her fellow girls to study hard and get scholarships and also not to engage in things that would jeopardize their education. She did this through her leadership skills where she would organize talks and debates.
She grew up wanting to fight for the rights of women who were marginalized, disrespected and trashed by society especially girls who got pregnant when they were young.
Through out her life she has lived to hold talks with such kinds of people and realised that they actually have big dreams and a contribution to society, if given a chance . She is hoping to get a platform to fulfill her dream by studying bachelors of laws and also provide her contribution in development of the United Nations' Sustainable Goals