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 ALVIN RITA NYAGA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology | Juja, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" As a Millennium Fellow I have the chance to continue enacting change in my community with the help of my peers as we learn from each other.My work is fuelled by the desire to see a prosperous Kenya with its citizens happy. "

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

Alvin Rita is a fourth year student of architecture.Her passion for leadership has seen her facilitate Taifa Teule Leadership experience which is a leadership,governance and community service programme.Through this, she has enabled youth to organise and fundraise for community projects while encouraging them to be proactive in political processes.Moreover,as an avid reader she aims to promote quality education in juvenile institutions.This has seen her lead a bookdrive for the same.She hopes to visit all the countries in the world as well as enable others to do so.

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