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 SHIELLAH BARYAYAKA, 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 Mellenium fellowship will enhance my knowledge and skills for example it enhance my capacity to conduct community health sensitisation /dialogues on gender based violence, dangers of child marriages and advocate for good space for victims.
IAM particularly interested in women affairs because in many societies , women are the care takers of homes and children , women continue to face sexual harassment , domestic violence and other forms of social, political and economic injustices. Most of these challenges are due to limited advocacy and low income which could be solved through my advocacy and establishement of income generating activities "

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

Shiellah Baryayaka is globally competitive Nursing student from Mbarara University of Science and Technology.She was born and raised in Uganda. She is one of the experts of the Girl Inspire Project .
Overtime she has engaged and spear headed several community development activities such as health compaigns to extend reproductive health services and Child Maternal health Services, marathon run against HIV , community dialogues against gender based violence and child marriages . Shiellah aspires to have platform where she can exploit her full potential towards sustainable community transformation and also realize her contribution towards achievement of sustainable development goals.