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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 3, SDG 6 & UNAI 9


" "Innovation, Resilience, and Determination drive my creative thinking. Being part of Millennium Fellow, it is a gateway for my personal mission statement to be achieved. The skills I gain from Millennium Fellowship program will allow me create an environment where everyone feels safe by scaffolding the agricultural projects." "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Tupende Project

Tupende Project is aimed at tackling landfills and water pollution in the Mahama refugee camp. We want to make use of the food wastage for fertilization and plastic bottles for irrigation systems. This is because of a large number of patients Save the Children and ARC hospitals receive about 600 patients per day and many more of them present similar symptoms. The research shows that over 5000 vulnerable people of which 3000 are breastfeeding women, 1500 are old people over 60 years, and 520 are people with physical disabilities. In addition to that, 780 are chronically ill. So, the experienced doctors encourage them to drink cooked water and try at least to eat different fruits to feed their body soldiers. Yet these refugees can not afford fruits while having limited resources. In addition to that, these fruits are costly because they come from far. We want to launch fruits and all related vegetable business project that aims to use food wastage for fertilization and plastic bottles for irrigation systems as a result of fighting landfills and water pollution while providing balanced diets to these refugees in Mahama Camp.
During the Four months of Millennium Fellowship, I am hoping to be the one across the province serving our clients with the best quality products in the support of waste collections both food waste for fertilization and plastic bottles for irrigation. I want to open an ongoing job opportunity all the time for whoever is interested to supply plastic bottles and food wastage to be used for my project. All that said, I want to reach the point where there is no more full of waste on every site which will contribute to the cut-off of landfills and cleaned water sources. To measure this impact, during the first three months of operation, there will be less food wastage and plastic bottles. Again, the number of patients people will drive down in the hospitals.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jean Marie Kamuntu is a self-starter, life changing community maker, and resilient person. He is originally from Burundi, born and raised in a small village of Kigina in Burundi. He is currently residing in Rwanda and doing his bachelor degree in International Business and Trade at the African Leadership University (Year 3). He took a pledge to engage in social activities to empower, Change, and Impact the community. Back in his high school time, he engaged in various projects including WINDMILL Give, Youth Power Community, and Tupende Projects. He is proudly to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal especially in Agricultural sector to eradicate unbalanced diet in the region.

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