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 ESTHER ISACK MKILANIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
United States International University Africa | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 8
" I'm most excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I'm going to be part of a multinational community of like-minded teens working together to accomplish sustainable growth goals. We all have the same interest while we might be from diverse backgrounds. Being a part of this culture would be a privilege. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Life Through Arts
Esther Mkilania and Lunanga Ushindi Michel are going to collaborate on project called Life Through Arts - which is an organization that encourages and advocates for creative cultural activity in all its forms by joining everything from traditional amateur arts and crafts to digital form.
The purpose of this project is to portray life through arts as the name suggests while promoting pertinent issues such as human rights protection, gender equality, and supporting disadvantaged and marginalized groups of people reviving arts in all its forms. Esther and Lunanga aim to provide opportunities for the powerless and empower people through arts programs that enable young men and women to reach their full potential creatively.
The goal is to provide at least 1000 opportunities to people through arts and raising funds to have projects that will reach out and help young men and women in a life-changing manner by 2020. The team has already started working with 20 people from rural areas. With more resources coming, they intend to work with young men and women in a life-changing manner, helping them create a better future and reduce unemployment.
About the Millennium Fellow
Esther Mkilania comes from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. At United States International University-Africa in Kenya, she is now pursuing her bachelor's degree in International Business Administration. Esther¬†took part in a social program called Stand-Up Shout Out (SUSO) to provide a voice against injustices in the high levels of uneducated children in the¬†society. She also attended and earned a certificate in a debate program called East African Model United Nations (EAMUN). Outside the school program, Esther loves baking and composing stories and poetry, and eventually plans to publish a novel of fanfiction.