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 GAMUCHIRAI VALERIA KATU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Zimbabwe | Harare, Zimbabwe | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7

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" Do something to move towards your major goal every day. I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I believe that it will help me achieve my future goals. The lessons I will learn through this Fellowship and the skills I will acquire will go a long way into helping me become the person I aspire to be. I believe the fellowship will help me become consistent and more compassionate. Through the Millennium Fellowship platform, I will be able to launch my project and goal, which is providing a safe space for every young challenged individual assisted by the mentorship from the fellowship as I benefit from the network connections provided through the fellowship. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: My Safe Space

My Safe Space is a platform that is going to help address the issues that young adults are facing. It is meant to create a society where young adults are free to share and relate with others without feeling judged or discriminated against. It is meant to create more awareness of the well-being of young individuals. The aim is to help young adults open up and find their safe space within each other

About the Millennium Fellow

Gamuchirai Katu is a young female who is drawn to helping out people especially the vulnerable young community groups. She was born as a result of early teenage pregnancy, so she faced difficulties in opening up to people or appreciating the fact that she was enough. Growing up she has bottled up every emotion because she has never had a community that showed and assured her that she was enough and not alone. Those years of constantly feeling like she is not safe in her own skin drove the zeal to create a safe space for young adults. The zeal to establish such a community has been one of her childhood dreams. In order to be able to achieve that dream, she is currently studying for an Honours degree in Multilingual Communication Translation and Interpretation. Through this, she believes it is a start to be able to understand how people communicate and establish a bridge between people despite cultural or language differences. She is an only child and of the Christian faith. Gamuchirai enjoys reading.