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 HANNAH WATHONI GATHURU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Strathmore University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it is a platform that will enable me to work together with my peers, to come up with innovative solutions to the challenges facing our world today. Implementation of the SDGs at the local level is the best place to start. I believe an effective way of doing so, is having young people pulling ideas together and working as a team to be agents of change. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Pamoja For Turkana
Pamoja For Turkana is a project run by the youth who use their various talents to raise awareness and help drought victims in the Turkana region in Kenya. In April this year, we hosted an open mic event at The Alchemist, where we had various performances while others sold their artwork. We also sold our branded T-Shirts. We intend to use the same platform and host 2 more other events each reaching 100 people on the ground and hopefully hundreds more through social media.
Finally, the end goal is to have a concert that will bring together a host of entertainers and artists to raise awareness of the drought situation and how dire it is. All proceeds from the concert will eventually go into buying food and medicine for the people of Turkana.
About the Millennium Fellow
Hannah Gathuru is a third-year student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Law at Strathmore University. She has a passion for the Sustainable Development Goals, which are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, as they address the global challenges we face. Hannah will one day become a legal humanitarian focused on fighting for the rights of the most vulnerable in society. She stands for peace, equality and justice.