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 SHARLENE DZAME KAPERE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Strathmore University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" My passion in championing for systemic change through addressing prevailing social inequalities and injustices among communities, is what drives my work. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship program will provide me with a unique outreach experience that will help me achieve a greater social impact by reaching out directly to those in need in a bid to positively impact their lives and also allowing me to align this with the UNAI principles and the SDGs. I am excited to increase my anticipatory competence by envisioning new ways of learning and creativity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Nuru Yetu

Nuru Yetu is aimed at empowering girls that have been victims of gender-based violence either directly or indirectly. It has has two primary aims. The first aim is to offer mentorship to people who have experienced gender based violence. This is with the objective of educating them on ways in which they can empower themselves and consequently facilitate the ease of their recovery from the experience. The second aim is to sensitize those who have not experienced gender based violence through educating them on the different forms of gender based violence, the signs of abuse as well as the steps to follow in the event that they know someone who has experienced or is currently experiencing gender based violence. We also aim to elaborate on the various forms gender based violence can take. This will further educate people in the quest of increasing awareness on the issue. With this, the project, developed in conjunction with Khadija Taib Ahmed will take effective steps towards the elimination of gender based violence in society.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sharlene Dzame Kapere is an enthusiastic individual pursuing a bachelor’s degree in law. She was born in Nairobi, Kenya and this is where she currently resides. Presently, she is studying at Strathmore University, Kenya. For as long as she could remember, she has always been passionate in her advocacies for social justice, women rights and critical approaches to enhancing development among communities and states. This drive and ardor has translated itself in experiences within the international community, clinical outreach projects and her continuous dedication to social action. She has successfully engaged in various philanthropic projects and social justice movements covering the rights of indigenous communities, the empowerment of the rights of children and strategic litigation projects, among others. This is also evident in research projects which she has had the opportunity to lead through her outstanding leadership. She intends aspires to pursue these advocacies further, within the professional field and provide her own contribution in the development of the United Nation’s Sustainable Goals.