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 FAITH NAOMI WANGUI MUNGAI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Strathmore University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

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" I am very excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it gives me the opportunity to turn an idea in mind into reality which I know would be helpful and beneficial to many. This project is very important to me because my past self would have benefitted from being comfortable speaking about her struggles with mental health. Therefore, the opportunity to help others is very exciting and important. Becoming a Millennium Fellow will also enable me to acquire leadership skills and build my confidence. It also alignes with the third sustainable development goal of the United Nations. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Mental Health Awareness

My project focused on advancing SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. The main aim of my project was to bring about awareness to mental health disorders and curb the stigmas that surround mental health. My goal was to create a safe space for people especially the youth to help feel comfortable in opening up and speaking about their mental health journeys.

About the Millennium Fellow

Faith Naomi Mungai is a nineteen year old girl from Kenya in her second year of university studying International Studies. Her selfless caring nature pushes her to always care for the well being of others. Topics surrounding mental health and breaking down it stigmas has always been of importance and interest to her. Her goal is to push for education on mental health issues and encouraging others to be comfortable speaking about their struggles. Especially during this time of COVID-19, the rising rates of people suffering from anxiety, depression, social anxiety and so on should spark discussions providing knowledge to those who don't understand mental health and it subtopics and how to offer support each other so as to not feel alone.