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 SHADIA NALONGO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 3

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" Innovativity, creativity, adaptability fueled by system thinking drive my art and my work. Being apart of the Millennium Fellowship will enhance these skills collaboratively. The skills I gain from the Millennium Fellowship will make my social impact on schools and art communities more tangible and aligned with the SDGs. I am excited to increase my competence by envisioning new ways of learning and creativity "

Millennium Fellowship Project: TAL Youth Uganda

TAL (Think About Life) Youth Uganda is an economic empowerment venture in Akokoro, Apac, northern Uganda, co-founded in 2020 by Makerere University students; Onapa Ambrose, Akurut Sylvia, Nalongo Shadia, and Ocaye Opio. TAL buys surplus sweet potatoes and turns them into delicious, nutritious doughnuts while employing young youth, especially women. TAL created a production plant to recruit, train, and employ unemployed women to bake the doughnuts, and youth are employed to sell them at local markets.

On top of the bakery project, TAL Youth Uganda strategies to educate and economically empower young people by training them in various handcraft skills to ensure greater independence and engagement, thereby lifting them to their greatest potential. This includes recruiting five children every year, providing mentorships through the workshop, and providing hand skill training like liquid soap-making, bakery, reusable pads making, which will economically empower them.

About the Millennium Fellow

Nalongo shadia is a brilliant young and globally competitive student at the institute of makerere University Uganda. I was born in Uganda, I reside in Kampala and am currently studying in Kampala at makerere University pursuing a bachelor's degree of arts in social sciences. For as long as I remember, shadia has always been passionate about her advocacies for social change, gender equality, women's rights, children's rights. The drive translated itself from shadias experience in the traditional community and her continuous dedication to social action. Throughout high school, and currently in college, she has organised projects and social justice movements which enable me outstanding leader which will enable me provide my own contribution in the development of United Nations sustainable Goals .