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 NDAGHA MUSHANI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Malawi College of Medicine | Blantyre, Malawi | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1
" I am a dreamer, that is what drives me. I believe that if we can all achieve that in which we set out to do, we can help others to do the same. That girl, who I will help to stay in school, will eventually impact another person's life, one way, or the other. My favourite quote from my country is " if you educate the girl child, you educate the world". Millennium Fellowship is part of my journey to achieve these dreams. The skills I'll gain from this fellowship will help me impact my community in the most successful way. The fellowship provides me an opportunity to converse with great minds from around the world, sharing ideas on how to best impact our world and that, in itself, is a gift. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Let's Talk About It
We are a small group of medical students from Malawi bringing evidence-based information on contraceptives to teenagers and young adults across the country via social media and posters around the campuses
About the Millennium Fellow
Ndagha Mushani is a passionate medical student at the University of Malawi: College of Medicine in southern Africa. Her love for medicine was cultivated by her father who always told her to shoot for the stars. Throughout her life, Ndagha had watched other girls her age fail to complete school due to early pregnancy and child marriages. Many years later while she was in college, She noticed the same thing happen, where many girls would put their school on hold due to unplanned pregnancies despite her country offering free Sexual Reproductive and Health services. She noticed there was a gap in knowledge of how to use and access contraceptives and that misinformation was rampant. This including taboo surrounding the topic caused many girls to avoid contraceptives. She has, since then, made it her mission, as per SDG 3, to provide accurate evidence based knowledge on Sexual Health and guide young girls to make informed decisions regarding their sexual health. Ndagha believes every person deserves a chance at planning out future and achieving those dreams.