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 BENA JOY AMULE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Mbarara University of Science and Technology | Mbarara, Uganda | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" Making a positive change in the world each and every single day is one of the main things I live for. Sometimes, I want to give up because those around me do not share the same dreams and doing it alone can be frustrating. Joining the Millennium Fellowship is indeed a very exciting event in my life. I know for sure that engaging with other people, who are doing exactly what I have always dreamt of, will only keep the fire inside me burning so bright.
Living in a world where all men and women are treated with the same amount of respect and dignity has always been my vision. I Believe that quality education is the greatest empowerment that every global citizen deserves, which is not always the case especially in developing countries. I intentionally made a choice to actively be a part of the change I want and I know that being a Millennium Fellow will only help me realise my dreams at bigger level! "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Us For Girls
Us For Girls addresses SDGs 4 and 5 focusing on educating adolescents especially girls on their Sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as inspiring girls to stay in school and attain the highest level of education they can. The project includes teaching teenage girls in rural poverty stricken areas of Uganda how to make reusable sanitary pads so as to provide a cheap and sustainable means of having dry and comfortable menstrual days that encourage learning to continue in schools.
About the Millennium Fellow
Bena Joy Amule is a passionate and vibrant young lady. She longs to see the world a comfortable safe place for every citizen. Fortunately, she made the big decision to positively impact lives. Born in Northern Uganda, during the LRA war, she witnessed young children of her age battle challenges too big for an adult. Education was never a mention. Because of her strong belief in united action for change, she has engaged in many progects to advance the SDGs, especially 4 and 5. A Nursing student at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, she hopes more girls will attain higer levels of education.