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 INNOCENT ARINAITWE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Mbarara University of Science and Technology | Mbarara, Uganda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

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" My strong belief in collective action by multidisciplinary teams gives me hope that we are rising up and changing the world for better. I am supper excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship for I will meet fellows with impact driven thinking just like me. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Alive Varsity Uganda

Alive Varsity Uganda (AV Uganda) was started as a student led project to reduce suicide among university students in Uganda. A team of 6 Millennium fellows from Mbarara University of Science and Technology worked together to find solutions to address the burden of being suicidal and associated mental health disorders among students. This has been through engaging key stakeholders involved in offering mental health care services in Uganda. The project target population was engaged through a social media platform (twitter) and scheduled webinars on zoom. Our target was to create awareness on modifiable factors for suicide and to build capacity for students to speak up when stressed or when they identify the students at risk especially those who are overwhelmed by depressive thoughts.

About the Millennium Fellow

Innocent Arinaitwe is an impact driven young man from Uganda. He is a final year student offering Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, with interest in Public Health Research. As an undergraduate student, he has so far published two research papers in the fields of HIV/AIDS and Mental health with others underway. Through his leadership, he has also successfully organized a number of community health projects and plans no rest until Universal Health Coverage is achieved. He envisions becoming a renown Epidemiologist across the globe and an unwavering advocate for equitable Health.