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 NDUHUURA ELICANA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Mbarara University of Science and Technology | Mbarara, Uganda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" I am joining Millennium Fellowship to further my journey towards making change happen. I hope to participate in civic discussions with critical reflection on transforming youth towards an independent and noble Africa . My role in this class will be addressing mental health ‘pandemic’ through breaking barriers such as period poverty, education and health inequities through research and innovative advocacy.
I look forward to meeting scholars and change makers from diverse continents who are transforming the world through innovations, partnerships and digital skills. This class will not only challenge me to network, improve my intellectual capacity as I advance my role in community development but also pique my interest in adapting to the rules of the game - the competitive set of skills and principles necessary to achieve sustainable development goals in the 21st century!
Every single human deserves to access valuable and quality education that can be applicable in real life scenarios especially reducing the burden of Mental Health. Being part of this fellowship is a spot light for me to see young people back home achieve their dreams. This is the only way they will realise all the human rights including right to good health. "
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
Elicana Nduhuura is a pragmatic mental health champion studying Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Mbarara university of science and Technology.
As a global citizen, he remains a strong advocate for meaningful education and passionate about knowledge translation ; the reason he has co -founded and established Resilient Youths-led movement to promote and add value to rural based learning. Identifying with vision for young people; particularly adolescents has seen him mentor pupils, learners and work with colleagues on a track record of national and international student projects on sustainable health and development
Elicana is driven by purpose to have safer, healthier and wealthier communities who will always share mutual solidarity in any crisis.