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 MUCHAMI NGOTHO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology | Juja, Kenya | Advancing SDG 9 & UNAI 9
" Millennium Leadership Fellowship is an incredibly great platform to have opportunities to be around great leaders and to be supported in becoming a leader. Such an opportunity comes with great responsibilities and the greatest of all is to work on something that is greater than myself.
Architecture has given me a deeper understanding of the world and my place in it. As I justify my privilege of accessing modern education;particularly architecture, my greatest desire is to solve some of the world's biggest challenges, to uplift my community and restore their dignity by creating affordable, sustainable housing solutions. "
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
Muchami Ngotho is a driven Architecture Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology. He loves learning and is constantly acquiring new skills and knowledge. He is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to housing challenges and ultimately to social inequalities.