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 LEE NGUGI GITUKU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology | Juja, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow as it will allow me to connect and learn from other individuals and experts aimed at creating change in their communities and the world at large. I believe that this will provide exposure to other people's ways of thinking, at different scales. Other than that, it excites me to network with people who are committed towards achieving change and learn a thing or two from them. "
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
Lee Ngugi is a student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He is a cofounder at Karai Youth Forum and Taifa Teule Network facilitator; organizations aimed at creating a better world for those around them, as well as training leaders. He believes and works towards a more enabled society both economically and financially, with technology's main aim being to streamline people's lives.