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 THERESA SHEMA NZAYISENGA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Zambia | Lusaka, Zambia | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 2

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" There are a couple of variables among very few that we cannot control, change and time. Change we adapt to, but time we experience, (not race against!). At a point when change is so eminent and time feels like it's being lost, being a Millennium Fellow will grant me a new community of like-minded fellows. This world is our home and it is our duty to take action against whatever may harm the environment or the people that live in it. Achieving the SDGs is not a one man show but collective effort from each and every one of us. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Climate Justice

Our project was based on planet justice and climate awareness mostly among children. it tackles SDG 13. The following are the activities that we do that that we think has an impact i believe;
1. Teach children about climate change.
2. having some social interactions to find out how well children know about climate change and just to share some knowledge with them through different games.
3. Hold debates and quizes about climate climate change within the schools.
4. Lastly, provision of linkages for children with disabilities.

About the Millennium Fellow

Theresa Shema Nzayisenga is a blogger, artist and a humanitarian. She is a Zambian- born Rwandese who is passionate about seeing people becoming more concerned about the environment and more importantly, each other. She is currently pursuing a medical degree at the University of Zambia. Theresa is also currently a UNITE 2030 youth delegate eager to lead other change makers in the climate action arena and social justice for refugees and more specifically, their children. She is a go getter who believes that obstacles in life are always present but are stepping stones and valuable experiences in disguise.