ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open 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 believe the solutions to the problems the world is facing are going to come from the youth who are not only the largest generation in history but can be and already are a powerful and stable force for positive change. As part of the millennials, I have a responsibility to make the world a better place, and that is the fundamental of why I do what I do. I am more than happy to have joined the fantastic global family of young leaders who will not turn a blind eye to any change they think is necessary regardless.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Badili Zone Organization
Badili Zone Organization is an initiative based in Mukuru Kwa Reuben, Nairobi, Kenya. Our vision is to provide sustainable solutions that will improve the quality of education in the slums.
Badili Zone has five significant pillars;
a) Plant community libraries which will be safe and comfortable places for reading.
b) Get Financial Support for needy but bright students under a unique program that seeks to partner with different stakeholders such as Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (J.K.F).
c) Mentor students to be educated, goal-driven young leaders.
d) Counseling to maintain students' mental and emotional health.
e) Provision of Sanitary Towels for girls.
We hope to accomplish the following;
a) Equip and Launch our first community library.
b) Offer mentorship three times per month to three different primary schools.
c) Choose 6-8 high school students for direct guidance.
d) Provide sanitary towels for the chosen highschool girls.
About the Millennium Fellow
Claris Nadini is an energetic, self-driven, second-year student at Ashesi University, Ghana, studying Mechanical Engineering. Claris has channeled her passion for social change into direct community engagement and hence currently serves as founder and chair of Badili Zone Organization that is aiming at ensuring every student has access to quality education. She loves dancing, watching comedy, reading, socializing, and coding.
Connect with Claris via LinkedIn.