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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. 44,000+ student leaders from 3,300+ campuses across 170+ nations applied to join the Class of 2023. 260+ campuses worldwide (just 9%) in 38 countries were selected to host 4,000+ Millennium Fellows for the Class of 2023.



Kyambogo University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 4


Millennium Fellowship Project: Rehabilitation counselling for persons living with disabilities

Rehabilitation Counseling for Students Living with Disabilities
Introduction: This project aimed at implementing a comprehensive rehabilitation counseling program tailored specifically for students living with disabilities. Its focused is on fostering a supportive and inclusive educational environment that enables these students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
Individualized Support: Tailoring counseling services to address the unique needs and challenges of each student, encompassing physical, emotional, and academic aspects.
Skill Enhancement: Providing tools and strategies to enhance coping mechanisms, improve study skills, and bolster self-advocacy.
Promoting Inclusivity: Collaborating with educational institutions to create an environment that fosters understanding, accommodates diverse needs, and promotes equal opportunities for all students.
Empowerment and Confidence: Building self-confidence, resilience, and a sense of empowerment among students to actively participate in academic and social activities.
Assessment and Individualized Planning: Conducting comprehensive assessments to identify each student's needs, strengths, and areas requiring support. Developing personalized rehabilitation plans based on these assessments.
Counseling and Support Sessions: Offering regular one-on-one counseling sessions focusing on emotional well-being, goal setting, self-advocacy, and stress management. Group sessions for peer support and skill-building workshops.
Collaboration with Educational Institutions: Partnering with schools, colleges, and universities to create inclusive policies, accessibility measures, and sensitization programs for staff and students.
Community Engagement: Organizing awareness campaigns, workshops, and seminars to promote understanding, reduce stigma, and encourage inclusive practices within the broader community.
Expected Outcomes:
Improved Academic Performance: Enhancing students' academic skills, resulting in improved performance and increased retention rates.
Enhanced Emotional Well-being: Empowering students to manage stress, anxiety, and emotional challenges more effectively, fostering a positive mindset.
Increased Self-Advocacy: Equipping students with the confidence and skills to advocate for themselves and access the necessary support systems.
Cultivating Inclusive Spaces: Creating an educational environment that values diversity, fosters understanding, and provides equal opportunities for all students.
Conclusion: This project endeavors to create a transformative experience for students with disabilities, providing them with the tools, support, and resources necessary to overcome barriers and succeed in their educational journey. By fostering inclusivity and empowerment, it aims to pave the way for a more equitable and accepting society

About the Millennium Fellow

Name: Kiwala Daphine
Country: Uganda
Tel WhatsApp: +256775510405
Kiwala Daphine from Nabinyonyi village Namutumba district Eastern Uganda, I reflect a varied personality including ambition, the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness, determined, vigorous yet pleasantly calm who encourage to fight for what you desire and doing it through God because nothing is impossible to him.
I am a counsellor in making ( bachelor’s degree in Guidance and counselling) at Kyambogo University under psychology department, love learning and succeeding as I strive to become an important woman in the society.
Through my passion for leadership and improvement am a mentor, counselor ,mental health advocate , a member of Young African leadership initiative (YALI) Alumna of Jim Leah Mastercard foundation for Entrepreneurship as well as founder of a community based organisation handling human rights, empowering of girl and women to avoid early and forced marriage of which am a victim too and a survival of GBV and Domestic violence, fight against the substance use and misuse among youths.
My values include integrity, generosity, courageous, adaptability, flexibility and open mindedness. I love helping others and humanity and above all God fearing.

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