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 SHAMILLAH NAMUJJU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Mbarara University of Science and Technology | Mbarara, Uganda | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 2

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" Being part of the Millennium Fellowship will be a great achievement in my life career as it will enhance my capacity to conduct community organisations against poverty, hunger and gender based violence hence making my dream of making communities better place come true "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Girl Inspire Project

Girls are often forced to terminate their education; this, along with limited mobility, limited access to social networks, the burden of household responsibilities, and the obligation to care for other children in the household prevent girls from reaping the benefits of good education and economic programs. Once out of school, early marriage and pregnancy are often the only economic pathways forward for girls, thus perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

The project aims to build the capacity of 60 young vulnerable girls that are victims of child early marriages and those that stand a risk to enhance their incomes through mushroom growing and production. This is to be achieved by empowering these girls with skills and knowledge in mushroom growing and production through provision of information. In addition, mushroom growing implements are to be purchased and provided to the 60 girls formed into 5 groups. These are to include drums, wheelbarrows, and tarpaulins, weighing scales, sealing machines, spawns, lime, timber, nails, gauze wire and cotton waste. A revolving fund is to be initiated to encourage these girls to develop a culture of saving so as to become self-reliant and attain economic freedom.

About the Millennium Fellow

Shamillah Namujju is a bright humble and empathetic young lady persuing her bachelor of science in nursing.
She is so enthusiastic and her happiness lies in seeing communities become a better place to live in. She has participated in organising community services aimed at improving people's health and economic status.