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 PADDY DERRICK MALINGA, 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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" lron sharpens iron. This fellowship brings together brilliant minds together and creates a hub afire with perspectives and reasining of the highest IQ. I'm so excited I'll be a part of this as i envision the depth of the possibilities of the outcome. I cant wait to start already! "

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

Malinga Paddy Derrick is young passionate and committed person governed by principles and a staunch christian. He comes from a humble background in eastern uganda in a small district of Butaleja. When he was young, he set out to be a doctor when he say one nurse attending to 3 mothers in labour simultaneiously. Now he is a health enthusiast championing for change in the health sector as well as the environment as the two are inseparable. Currently he is the chair Standing committee on Health and Environment FAMSA and a memeber of SDG hub at the campus. Paddy loves football, hanging out with friends, singing and playing the guitar.