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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CLARIS NADINI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Ashesi University | Accra, Ghana | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" 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
Mukuru Kwa Reuben has more than 18 schools but only two have libraries. It leaves one with the major question, what happens to the rest of other schools? This shades light on the fact that most students do not have access to adequate learning materials, guidance, and mentorship that will enable them to be educated, goal-driven young leaders.
The Badili Zone Organization vision is to provide sustainable solutions that will improve education standards in the slum and enable easy access to high quality education by every student. We Envision a world in which students from the slums will have access to adequate learning materials, guidance and mentorship that will enable them to be educated goal-driven young leaders while accessing financial support to further their education. We believe that quality education should not be a virtual right to be learnt but an actual reality and easily accessible by everyone regardless. Therefore, to us, it mattered then, it matters now, and it will continue to matter.
To address this problem, Badili Zone uses 5 major pillars;
We intend to plant reading spots for a safe, peaceful and comfortable learning environment, where the students will access required learning materials.
We will be financially supporting the needy but bright students throughout their high school life under a unique program that seeks to partner with different stakeholders such as Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (J.K.F).
We work closely with volunteers from various Universities who volunteer during mentorship sessions.
d)Guiding and Counselling
Some of our beneficiaries have gone through traumatic situations that affect their academic performance unless they get help from professional counsellors. We ensure mental health and peace of mind for efficiency in their general productivity.
Our Reading spots will act as distribution spots for the sanitary towels for the girls for maximum school attendance.
So far, we have been able to achieve the following;
In partnership with HOPE Worldwide Kenya, we officially launched our first equipped community library on 10th August 2019.
We secured scholarship for one of our beneficiaries with Kenya Commercial Bank Scholarship and currently studies at Makueni Girls.
We do mentorship three times a month in the different schools (Maendeleo Primary and Secondary School, Church on the Rock and Ruben Baptism) within our target area.
We have initiated the sanitary corner in the library where girls come and access sanitary pads.
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.