“Being a Millennium fellow gives the opportunity to learn from others as far as managing projects is concerned. This opportunity to grow helps me to fulfill my passion of changing other people's lives just as mine was changed.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The African Transformers project’s team collects used bottles and makes dustbins which are then sold to the local villagers at affordable prices. They also teach simple recycling to primary school students. The team aims to have sold at least 20 bins and taught at least 3 schools by November.
About the Millennium Fellow
Denver Chikokonya is a twenty year old boy from the heart of Chiweshe communal lands, Mashonaland Central province-Zimbabwe. He spent the first eighteen years of his life in the same province, acquiring his primary education at St Alban’s primary school and secondary at St Albert’s High School. Being the first born in a family of three children, he believes he got the best support ever from his parents to get him where he is right now because they expect him to achieve great milestones in his academic and later career journey. He was the only lucky one in his family to attend a boarding school. Through hard work, determination, and perseverance, he appreciated his parents’ efforts by excelling in all his academic years. That same hard work paved the way for him into the Mastercard scholarship program at Ashesi. He loves helping other people to change their lives.