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 WARIDAH MAKENA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Nairobi | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" Education is a really important aspect in everyone's life and in my view in order to impact society positively we have to raise the number of people who get education. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Angaza Social project
The Angaza Social project.
‘Angaza is a Swahili word that means to ‘illuminate’ or ‘give light’. The project aims at empowering teachers so as to improve the learning outcomes of students. It also aims at mentorship of pre-teen girls in primary schools. The pilot project took place in Shariani Primary school in Kilifi. The project is aimed at equipping teachers with IT skills so as to be able to use of laptops provided by the government under the Digital Learning Program.
The program aims at imparting leadership and life skills to these girls in order to reduce the drop outs rate among the girls.
The program's impact will be measured as follows:
-At the end of the training, the teachers should be able to to teach using the laptops provided by the government to their schools.
-We hope through these, the learning outcomes of the students will improve.
About the Millennium Fellow
Waridah Makena is a third year law student at the University of Nairobi. She is passionate research as it informs action and hopefully positive change. Waridah is currently a researcher at the Committee on fiscal Studies at the University Of Nairobi, an associate editor of the University of Nairobi Law Journal (UNLJ) and a member of the Students’ Association for Legal Aid and Research (SALAR) and has previously volunteered at the Kituo cha Sheria. Her interests are Tax matters, Company law, International Law (Economic and Criminal Law), Artificial intelligence, Social Equality and justice. She enjoys learning new languages; she is currently learning Spanish (Español) and Korean (한글). Waridah has contributed to publications on Illicit Financial Flows and a Global Citizenship Education Ambassadors' National/Regional Advocacy Toolkit.