ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT KIPRONO TONY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology | Juja, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because this will enable me achieve my goals through gaining, learning and developing practicable soft skills and expand my networks through opportunities. I look forward to gaining leadership skills and more administrative skills.This will be an opportunity to meet mentors, colleagues and potential future partners of whom we would together serve the community, my country and Africa. My interest comes from a need to spur growth and inspire my community involvement. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Health Drive Foundation
This is a student initiative to address the Sustainable Development Goal number 3 of Good Health and Well-being towards achieving the Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This initiative targets to empower the community and households and building the community by looking first at those left behind. The will invest in the community and the long term goals includes providing health service coverage to the disadvantaged population by building health centres and empower Community Health Volunteers.
Considering the current pandemic, they have thought beyond themselves to help the community. The team have adjusted accordingly and work from home using social media movements as they are confident that most of their target population can access this. They target to have reached out to 1400 people between August and December 2020.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kiprono Tony is a medical student at JKUAT-Kenya. He has served distinguishably at the university's students' senate and Medical Students Association as the students' representative in all legislative affairs. During when, he demonstrated determined willingness to serve by exercising equal inclusivity, empathetic leadership and teamwork all round including matters opportunities like volunteering activities to the students emphasizing involvement to everyone. For everything, he believes in challenging the status quo
Recently, he founded an organization,The Health Drive, which seeks to address the limited health coverage in less privileged communities and focuses on empowering the community through strengthening primary health care towards enhancing lives.