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 CAROL CHEPCHUMBA TONUI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Kenyatta University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 1

" I am excited to be part of Millennium Fellowship as I have been presented an opportunity to work with young women and girls in my community. I like the fact that i can interact with young people with the same mindset as i do. Millennium Fellowship has presented me an opportunity to represent my community in a worldwide platform. I am excited to show the young girls and women I'm empowering that women can be great too and through Millennium Fellow I'll be able to accomplish it. Millennium Fellow will help me accomplish young girls who realize they can be great in their community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Women social and economic empowerment in chepalungu sub county kenya

This project works with rural women in the community. While growing up, Carol realized that women are less represented and are less involved in decision making. Her project wants to work with women to improve their livelihoods and living conditions by introducing them to self earning businesses. She is working with five women in her community by encouraging them to invest in Agriculture. By August, She hopes that the women would have grown agricultural produce such as kales or eggs to enable them to be self reliable and not depend on their husbands. With the five women she's working with, self dependency will help them break free from wife beating. As the project gets funding, they want to install water tanks to collect rain water inorder for the women to get easier access to water around them.

About the Millennium Fellow

Carol Chepchumba is a third year student in Kenyatta University studying Gender studies. Carol is passionate about young women and girls in her community. From a young age she has seen and experienced how young girls are not empowered to become great in her community. Carol works with this young girls to empower them and motivate them to become great women as they grow up. Carol mentors the young girls to realize they're just as great as the next boy in her community. She makes sure the girls reach their full potential without hindrances of gender stereotypes in her community. She talks, listens and helps the young girls and women when need be to enable them to become greater leaders in our society

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