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 MIKHAIL BEN NYAMWEYA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
United States International University Africa | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am enthralled to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is a platform for me to extend my passion of giving back. I feel compelled to sow forward that which has sown into me by those who I have learnt from and been inspired by. For this reason, on a small scale, I have been involved in various academic engagements with my Peers which are centred towards developing critical and independent thought. As such, the Millennium Fellowship will enable me take my deliberations a notch higher. I believe that being led by purpose makes each individual count. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Student for the Students Initiative
Student for the Students Initiative is a project that seeks to imbue students with critical and independent thinking skills. The main idea governing the initiative is that Quality Education is not about cramming class notes, but having a mind of oneself. Student performance is largely affected by learning styles and approaches. As such, the team hopes to impact 50-100 students by December 2020, the idea being that this will cause a ripple effect where they will also extend to others that they will meet these particular skills.
About the Millennium Fellow
Mikhail Ben Nyamweya is an International Relations Student at the United States International University - Africa. His main areas of specialization are in Peace and Conflict Studies as well as in Development Studies. He is a Tutor and Teaching Assistant at the Institution and this was motivated by his passion for giving back. Mikhail's goal is to make an impact on his peers through challenging them to develop critical and individual thinking, he believes that quality education is not achieved through merely cramming class notes. For the same reason, he is working in line with Goal number 4 of the SDGs, in a bid to achieve his dream of value-addition.