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 MAKENA WAIRIMU MURIUKI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Strathmore University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it has given me the opportunity to work with like minded individuals who believe in effecting change in their capacities which carries a ripple effect. The achievement of all our goals will lead to a better today and a thriving tomorrow. I know that this fellowship will grow my leadership skills and allow me to create networks that will influence me to grow and work harder for the change I hope to see. My work in menstrual health and sexual education is important to me because it is the beginning of the restoration of dignity within our communities and fundamentally how they operate. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Mumbi Project

The Mumbi project is aimed towards the raising of funds to pay for the sourcing of reusable menstrual products, both pads and menstrual cups. This project is aimed at school going girls from the age of 10 to 22, spanning from primary school to university. The main goal of this is to restore the dignity of young women and thus restructure the way their communities work. Another aspect of this project is to provide education on sexual health and gender based violence for boys, girls as well as young men and women in order to reeducate them on the laws of consent and relation. My project aims to influence at least 2000 lives by 2021 through both the menstrual health products as well as educational conversations.

About the Millennium Fellow

Makena Muriuki is a fourth year International Studies at Strathmore University and is passionate about international security, policy and gender equality. She is detail oriented, a team player and commits to the goals that she sets.

Makena is a people person and relies on relationships to create long lasting and impactful change in all situations that arise. She is a bookworm and enjoys crime series as well as music thoroughly.

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