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 STEVEN SHIMIRWA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Rwanda | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

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" Passion, dedication and innovation powered by collaboration and critical thinking enhances and makes my work about health enhancement a success. Being a Millennium Fellow will strengthen my skills and add many more others. The skills and capacity that I will gain from Millennium Fellowship will help make my social impact in my community more tangible and effective and aligned with SDGs. I am eager and exited to learn and broaden my horizons through collaboration and discovering new ways of learning, working and creativity. I believe together we can make this world a better place. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Youth Education on Sexuality

Y.E.S aims to address issues of gender-based violence, menstrual hygiene, contraception and most importantly to reduce unintended pregnancy among Rwandan youth through conversations, workshops and capacity building sessions. The project aims to engage with students of university of Rwanda students, high school students surrounding the campus and the youth centers in the campus neighborhood to reflect on comprehensive sexuality education through open discussions and capacity building sessions.

About the Millennium Fellow

Steven Shimirwa is a bright, cheerful and young creative medical student at the University of Rwanda. He was born and raised in Rwanda and he has done his schooling in different parts of Rwanda including rural and urban. Living and studying in all those communities made Steven passionate about health care as he could recognize the gaps in health care system in his communities. For as long as he could remember, Steven has always been an advocate for health particularly sexual and reproductive health. She organized and volunteered in different activities and events aimed at improving health standards of his community throughout high school and the university with different organizations and movements. Steven aspires to be in a professional field where he can provide his own contribution to health care improvement.