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 JOY WANJIKU GITAU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Moi University | Eldoret, Kenya | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 1
" More often than not, you'll find me in the middle of a room, listening to people tell their stories and what makes them who they are, finding solutions to existing problems and being involved in community work. Working to put structures in place that ensure community progression has been my main focus. I believe being a Millennium Fellow will boost my already existent capabilities. The knowledge I will gain will be of great importance to building a better country at large. Interaction with other brilliant minds will be a great plus. Recognition gained from the widely recognised Fellowship will also give me an upper hand in personal development like job search. The aforementioned have given me a sincere yearning, gratitude and excitement to be a Millennium Fellow. "
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
Joy Wanjiku Gitau is a 4th year student of Tourism and Travel Studies at Moi university. She is a sustainability and public policies enthusiast. She serves as a community leader running a community based organisation Kikuyu Youth Organisation which focuses on education, social equity, reproductive health and matters leadership. Joy is a student leader as well, serving in the University Congress and leading different student forums, all aimed at improving students' welfare and development. Her passion for youth development has given her a voice and an audience to air issues and get others involved in the discussion and community work. She is a critical thinker, future and goal oriented person and a team player. Lastly, she is an ambivert, a lover of books and family.