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 JOSEMARIA ILUNGA KAHAMBA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Strathmore University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 3

" I am delighted to be Millennium Fellow. It is an opportunity to pursue my ambition to give back to my community and country using the resources and skills learned to build sustainable projects and initiatives. It is a moment to learn and engage with diverse people with who I share the ambition to be change makers in our respective communities. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: KujeMoja

Educating a girl is educating a nation. For years, girls were not allowed to go to school or did not have enough support to finish or reach college. KujeMoja, a combination of two words Kujenga Pamoja ("Building together"), is a platform and safe place for young girls to get tools, skills, mentoring and courage to determine their future.

It is a career pathway education to future vocation venture by connecting young girls with current career professionals and mentors from various industries through programs like workshops, talks, and coaching events. We aim to deliver deep immersion focusing on soft skills to develop a critical design thinking and entrepreneurial mindset to find real solutions to their problems.

Through that we hope to change lives of 150 girls by the end of December 2020 through sessions and focused group online or offline meetings if possible. Our goal is to partner with schools and industries to achieve greater impact. We want to be part of the change by helping young girls to realize their dreams and build their future.

About the Millennium Fellow

Josemaria Kahamba is a third-year student in International Studies at Strathmore University in Kenya. He is passionate about serving others. He is the current chairman of the French Club called "le Salon Francophone de Strathmore University" and team member at AIESEC Strathmore.

He volunteers in organizations like, Rural Reading Centers Africa and VoluCulture.
He is also the founder of Pamoja Lab, enable youths to be actors of change through design thinking and entrepreneurship in his Country, Democratic Republic of The Congo. Josemaria believes in education and the power of African Nations to build a better future.

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