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 KATAIKE VIOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 9
" The power of team working, consistency, resilience and transformative leadership drives me and areas key attributes of any successful community change agent. I am very whelmed to to share and learn from innivative social change makers and build up my skills for addressing and solving the SDGs in my community "
Millennium Fellowship Project: A Hand For A Refugee
A HAND FOR A REFUGEE is located in kyangwali REFUGEE camp, kikubbe District, Western Uganda. It aims to train and empower refugees with modern agricultural skills of passionnfruit growing to increase their socio-economic statuses. Refugees are one group of people who face the poor socio-economic status of living and this has led to high number of them unemployed, dropping out of school and many living in poverty. There modern agriculture can increase their incomes to 60% if well planned.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kataike Viola is the co-Founder of A HAND FOR A REFUGEE. She was born on the 22nd June, 2000 in Jinja city, Uganda currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology at Makerere University - Uganda.
Her growing up in a less privileged region of Uganda motivated her to become a change agent that will transform communities which explains why she believes in the power of giving back. Her vision and passion have been granted a blank cheque by MasterCard scholars’ program where she is a beneficiary.
She is the coordinator of College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) under the Become a New Generation campaign (BANG) at Makerere University She has been able to volunteer with Free2Live Uganda, Girls Alive Uganda and Red Cross, Jinja Uganda for community service and watch. Her passions have been fulfilled because she has impacted a number of lives through peer mentoring and giving back activities where she initiated A Hand For A Refugee, an initiative that aims to train and empower refugees with modern agricultural skills of passion fruit growing to improve their social economic inspiration. A short note to the youth out there is to always start, never wait for the right time because it will never reach. If it's starting, then it's now.