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 JACINTA WAMBUI NJOROGE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Kenyatta University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" I am thrilled at the opportunity of being a Millennium fellow because I believe my whole life has been preparing me for exactly this: A fusion of young, diverse, intercultural and vibrant ideas for the betterment of humanity. The Millennium Fellowship provides this and much more by bringing together young people from far and beyond to share in their common humanity, propel change for themselves and their societies and most importantly, in an environment of support from their peers. This wave of change will surely ignite Positive benefits for humanity, now and in centuries to come. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project BIBO
Project BIBO is a mental health awareness and support group for students of Kenyatta University students. The activities so far have been two sessions discussing on issues surrounding mental health among the youth including but not limited to relationships, family issues, sibling rivalry, school pressure, examinations and deadlines, drug abuse, depression among others. The Project was able to partner with a local NGO in the same line of work to provide professional help to students who need it as well as the school nurse. Additionally, we are able to measure outcomes through private messages from students who felt that the project's sessions were very helpful to them especially after receiving peer support from fellow schoolmates. With this project, we have been able to create a community of people who care for and are mindful of each other's well-being.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jacinta Njoroge is a senior year student of Kenyatta University School of Law pursuing a Bachelor of Laws Degree. She is the Founder and President of Project BIBO, a forum meant to address mental health concerns among campus students, the youth and society in general. Jacinta is passionate about five things:
1) Mental Health Awareness;
2) Child Rights Advocacy;
3) Youth Leadership and Empowerment;
4) Patriotism; and
5) Voluntourism (yes... Volunteering for tourism).
This is basically her heart in one picture.
She aspires for the day social impact, social entrepreneurship and Community development will be given the respect they deserve, and humanity will share in it's staggering beauty.