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 ABIGAEL WAMBUI MWANGI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology | Juja, Kenya | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" I believe being a Millennium Fellow will teach me leadership skills that will be essential with what i believe is my purpose in life, this is fighting for Human Rights and saving the environment. I am also excited to meet people with the same drive as me who want to make the world a better place. I believe together we will make a change. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Jirani Initiative
Jirani Initiative is meant to progress SDG 4, Quality Education for all, targeting community libraries in informal settlements. We chose Wajukuu Library in Mukuru Kwa Njenga as a beneficiary of text books and stationery. Our target was to provide at least 200 primary school and secondary school text books putting into consideration they new curriculum. We carried out fundraising activities such as speed dating and movie night within the University to create awareness on sustainable development goals and the millennium fellowship with an aim to encourage our fellow university students to be more proactive in community work.
About the Millennium Fellow
Abigael Wambui is a fourth year student in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is currently pursuing a bachelor in Architectural Studies. She is also a member of the God's Rubies network and the Young Leaders Association from the Kenya Girl guides. She has recently taken part in a course with her peers to provide curriculum books to children in homes. She aspires to do more for the society and live a positive impact because she believes change begins with you.