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 MITCH BUSHRY WANJALA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Nairobi | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 8
" I am beyond excited to be a Millennium Fellow. This will allow me to expand the boundaries of my project and work with other like minded individuals. With the skills, tools and knowledge I will acquire from this Fellowship, I plan to reflect it onto my leadership in this and other projects, and have the confidence to start and continue other projects too. This will allow me to have more projects with effective social impact. As was once said, ignorance breeds fear, fear breeds hate, hate breeds violence. This is why I think it's important to cure the ignorance amongst many, and reduce inequality. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Pazia Zetu
With a purpose of advancing SDG 8, Pazia Zetu seeks to better the lives of all artistic youth across the continent in a unique way. Given that the medium used to paint on (canvas) can be quite expensive most artists are forced to invest heavily and sell their artwork at an equally expensive rate. Therefore Pazia Zetu which in Swahili means “Our curtains” seeks to create a new type of affordable art decor that uses recycled material, for example, CDs and Recycled cans. This can create a form of employment among less fortunate artistic youth that allows them to invest in a skill that has the ability to bring in high returns.