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 ELIZABETH MURUGI KARIUKI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Moi University | Eldoret, Kenya | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 1

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" The beauty and value of life is in that it cannot be created by man. It is in how a diverse people we are and we therefore need to co-operate to co-exist harmoniously. We basically need each other to survive. This is where I draw my motivation to promote a peaceful co-existence as it is the only way we can develop sustainable communities. Being a Millennium Fellow is another opportunity for me to give back to the society with all that has been invested in me throughout my advocacy journey by my mentors. I will get to work closely with like minded individuals, the United Nations and Millennium Campus Network and this will definitely better my peace advocacy and community development skills. Through this fellowship, I'll be better placed in terms of knowledge, skillset and networking to help me build more peace initiatives across the country. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Dunia Bora Initiative

Dunia Bora is a collective initiative launced by Millennium Fellows at Moi University that offers training and mentorship to primary and high school children. During their outreach, the cohort at Moi University focused on peace education, health particularly mental and oral health through partnerships and support from bodies such as Heroes for Change were we able to offer these children a token of appreciation for their time in the form of books and toothpaste. The team also managed to have a tree planting exercise with the children in a bid to promote sound environmental practices.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kariuki Elizabeth Murugi is a young industrious and enthusiastic engineering student at Moi University in Kenya where she doubles as the first ever female chairperson of the Technology Students' Association. She is currently in her final year of study pursuing B.Eng in Manufacturing, Idustrial and Textile Engineering. She is born in Embu County where she is the current Global County Peace Ambassador under Global Peace Foundation Kenya. Elizabeth is passionate about peace advocacy and has worked with various organisations including Royal United Services Institute and International Peace Youth Group, where she continues to thrive as a peace advocate. She believes in peace as the biggest drive to sustainable development and this is where her motivation to promote a peaceful co-existence lies. Elizabeth is an aspiring female politician in Kenya, who also believes that educating a woman, is educating a whole community.