ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT BEVERLYNE MONYENCHE ONDIEKI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Kenyatta University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 8
" I believe in the power of harnessing human capital to influence change and improve livelihoods." The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" is one of my favorite books. The book about the Malawian boy who constructed a windmill from spare parts to generate electricity for his family and community inspires my motivation to develop solutions from problems I face. My experience as a victim of post-election violence have given me tangible reason to desire to drive change in my community through others (human capital). I am confident that Millennium Fellowship will increase my competence and hone my skills to align with UNAI principles so as to attain the SDGs. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: She Leads
She Leads is a joint initiative of Plan International Netherlands, Terre des Hommes Netherlands, Defence for Children – ECPAT Netherlands, and The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), and in strategic partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands under the Power of Voices Framework for the period 2021-2025.
The strategic objective of the program is to increase sustained influence of girls and young women on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions. Plan international is implementing the program in Mathare whereby trainings and dialogue forums are conducted amongst girls and young women, young men and men, gender forums, community leaders forums and engagements with stakeholders such as the local and natiobal government to influence policy asks that concern young women. She Leads, Mathare, has also been seeking partnerships with other organizations that have the same agenda(SDG 5) to create partnerships that will enable the girls and young women benefit better from the programme.
The most outstanding thing about She Leads, is that it gives girls the opportunity to speak for themselves. The girls and young women are empowered to be able to call for action in their community and challenge even policy interventions that are made at national level.
About the Millennium Fellow
Beverlyne Monyenche Ondieki is a young, intelligent and ambitious lady pursuing a BA (Political Science) and minor in Gender and Development study: at Kenyatta university, Kenya. She was born in Nakuru, Kenya but she currently resides in Nairobi. Beverlyne has always enthusiastic about human rights, peace and conflict resolution and women’s and youths' rights. Her past experience with post-election violence and how it particularly leads to violation of human rights are what compel her to advocate for strategies to mitigate conflict especially in the Rift-valley where she comes from. Beverlyne aspires to be in a professional field where she can pursue her advocacy and provide her own contribution to the United Nation Sustainable Goals.