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 SHAMIM NABIDDA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Mbarara University of Science and Technology | Mbarara, Uganda | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 2
" Being part of Millennium Fellowship will hone my skills in leadership and social impact which will later benefit me and the community through implementing
projects which will
empower not only women Link for google meet many other people worldwide. "
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
Nabidda Shamim is a young , intelligent , hard-working, influential and globally competitive Nursing student at Mbarara University of Science and technology, she was born in Uganda and resides in Wakiso district .For as long as she could remember, Shamim has been passionate about her advocacies for social justice, women's rights and immigrants rights aswell as leadership, the drive has translated it's self from Shamim's experience in the international community and her continues dedication to social action, through her high school years and currently in her college years, she has held various leader ship positions , engaged and organized various philanthropic projects as well as social justice movements;which through her outstanding leadership she plans to continue in future. Shamim aspires to be in the professional field where she can cultivate these advocacies together with leadership further and provide own contribution in development of United Nations' Sustainable Goals.