ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because of the opportunity it gives me to network with individuals from around Africa and the World who are tackling the same problem. For Africa to grow, we need to embrace the collaborative spirit and toss aside the individualistic approach, and the Fellowship heavily emphasizes that.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Founded in the spirit of giving back to the local community, Pendo Foundation aims to inspire affirmative action and help create a sustainable financial and caring environment for vulnerable people and communities in Africa. Our mission is to provide alternative charitable solutions in major cities like Kigali on the continent affected by poverty, unemployment and massive dropout rate in rural places. We believe in harnessing the power of togetherness and financial inclusivity, in enabling access to opportunities for the marginalized members of society. Learn more about Pendo Foundation on LinkedIn and Instagram.
To forward our mission, we are keen to:
Mobilise four outreach events to reach an additional four families before the end of 2019 while providing investment to our current eight families.
Engage in partnership activities and educational workshops with existing partners such as the Pink Box Project, to reach 100 girls in primary and secondary school about the importance of sanitation during menstruation.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ian Wanjohi is a Kenyan second-year student at the African Leadership University in Rwanda, majoring in computer science, with a passion for data science and analysis. In his first year, Ian was a member of the Social Transformation Committee, a branch of the Student Council. He worked to champion for social awareness projects and promoted community-building activities at the student residence and on-campus, ensuring capacity building of students and staff.
Ian currently serves as the COO of Pendo Foundation overseeing the logistics, coordination and execution of Pendo's outreach events. He works with a team of ten ambassadors to spread the word, strengthen the brand, and ensure our impact is widespread for a more financially inclusive and sustainable Africa.