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 COLLINS CHIDERA OKOH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Strathmore University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4, SDG 5, & UNAI 3
" Words cannot express the joy that I derive from being part of the few, out of the many, called upon to create change through the Millennium Fellowship. I am passionate about the lives and wellbeing of women and children in the society. This is because, among other reasons, they demand equally fair treatment and extra attention in/from the society. Hence, I embarked on leading a team that provide mentorship for a rescue home in Kenya. The home is a safe haven that aim to nurture unsupported teenage pregnant girls. This is a stride to accord them a chance to chase their childhood dreams again like their peers. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Wings of Hope Mentorship
The Wings of Hope Mentorship program is a mentorship program for a rescue home called the Wings of Hope in Nairobi. Wings Of Hope Rescue Home is a charitable children's institution. It is involved with the rescue of unsupported pregnant teenage girls, victims of rape and child sexual abuse aged 12-17 years. To complement the already existing structure and efforts of the home in protecting the wellbeing of the children, the program generates mentorship manuals and strategies. So far, one girl has been awarded a scholarship to pursue International Relations at Strathmore University; a leading university in East Africa.
About the Millennium Fellow
Collins Okoh is a multitalented and vibrant Nigerian. He believes in self-improvement, courage, and justice. He has had the opportunity of working in several notable international institutions like the UN SDSN-Y Greatlakes in Kenya and the Strathmore Law Review.
He is currently pursuing his LLB degree at Strathmore University. He aspires to positively impact the society through the legal practice, among other viable means.