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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT EVERLYNE AKELLO ODHIAMBO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Kenyatta University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9

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" Being part of Millennium Fellowship will create a good base for me to learn new ideas, connect with others and also a professional field to carry on my advocacy. Inclusivity and empathy drives my leadership and so I am excited that I will enhance these skills by being part of MCN, and also increase my competence and access to new ideas, learn and impact. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Fikisha Food Mtaani

Fikisha Food Mtaani is an initiative to address

Zero Hunger by providing food for families with

learners within the community. This initiative

is to ensure that when schools reopen all this

learners will go back to school ,reducing the

number of learners who drop out due to early

pregnancies and engagement in casual jobs at

early age. Children in these homes tend to be

vulnerable making them go out to collect

plastics from dumpsites to sell to get money

for food, this expose them to more risk of

contacting corona virus considering that they

are not legible to get the vaccine. Young girls

from such families opt to participate in sexual

activities to get money for food, this is more

dangerous to their health, moreover they are

at higher risk of contacting Covid19 because

they do it without considering who had contact

with who before. This initiative is to help reach

such families and save lives as much as it can

do.

The Initiative currently has five members who

are students of Kenyatta University. We

mobilize for funds and dry food stuff from

friends and well wishers . The money raised

goes towards supporting one to three families

a week.

About the Millennium Fellow

Everlyne Akello is a smart, principled young undergraduate student pursuing bachelor of economics and statistics at Kenyatta university in Kenya. She grew up in a small town called Homabay in Kenya and currently in Nairobi, Kenya for her studies.
Out of her childhood experience of being brought up in underprivileged home, she has been passionate about service for others; bringing change . This has motivated her to organise initiative advocating for Zero hunger and she plans to continue with this in future. Everlyne desires a professional base to carry on her advocacies further and bring contributions in the development of United Nation's SDGs.