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 MUSIIMENTA SHALOM MUHANGI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Being a Millennium Fellow is a great delight because it will be a platform to implement the change, creativity and global satisfaction through my project.
As a medical student, my journey has been faced with hurt because of mental health challenges among medical students which at times leads to suicide. Running a project to curb the challenge of suicide among university students would be a light to the great tumoil which drive my desire to enforce the change. "

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

Shalom Musiimenta Muhangi is a smart, enthusiastic and open-minded medical student at Mbarara university of Science and technology. She was born in Rukungiri, Uganda where she grew up.
Her hobbies are photography, reading books and writing because in addition to relaxation, this comes along with rich diverse knowledge. This has created awareness about many things, in particular, change which has been a thirst looking forward to being quenched through my project.