ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations.  30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year. 

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PIUS ADOKI ODOCH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Makerere University l Kampala, Uganda l Advancing SDG 8 and UNAI 1

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I strongly believe that given the necessary support, young people can tremendously reduce unemployment and poverty in their communities through entrepreneurship. The UN Millennium Fellowship is exciting because it gives me a very good chance to increase the impact of my project by putting me in a very good position to lobby for more support for young entrepreneurs and giving me a chance to interact with and learn from other people doing similar work.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

The Yab Wangi project is tackling poverty and unemployment among young people. We're encouraging young people to save some money, learn some technical skills and start small and medium-sized enterprises that can employ many others as well.
By November the team hope to form up to 10 groups with 10 members each. Each group having savings of at least 500,000 Ugandan shillings and made about four times more in profits.

About the Millennium Fellow

Pius Adoki Odoch was born in December 1994, attended Wobulenzi Parents' School for primary education, Bishop Cipriano Kihangire for secondary and currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He has been in leadership throughout his time as a student and he is very passionate about entrepreneurship. His hobbies include listening to music, singing and playing football.