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 TANYA SKIPPER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Strathmore University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

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" I am enthusiastic to be a Millennium Fellow as it will challenge me to make an impact in my society in line with the UNAI principles and SDG 3. Jonathan Majors said growth is uncomfortable; you have to embrace the discomfort if you want to expand. I intend to widen the reach of Smiles for Children Foundation using the knowledge gained from the program. This opportunity will enable the cultivation and development of new skills like leadership and critical thinking. Working together with the other fellows will lead to the creation of long-lasting relationships that I will leverage even after the program. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Smiles For Children (SFC)

Smiles for Children foundation (SFC) , is a project that aims at raising awareness on childhood cancer and bringing joy to children suffering from cancer. Hospice Care Kenya reports that only 1% of children with cancer in Kenya have access to appropriate palliative care. This, unfortunately, means that a large majority of children with cancer die in pain and isolation. This is the inspiration behind our foundation which, through the ward adoption projects at the Kenyatta National Hospital, visits the children and offers support in many ways including both emotional and financial support.

About the Millennium Fellow

Tanya Skipper is a bright, creative and outspoken fourth-year actuarial science student at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. Here, she serves as the Organizing Secretary of the Actuarial society. Growing up, Tanya has been exposed to the poor healthcare system experienced by many Kenyans cemented by her experience volunteering with Smiles for Children Foundation which assists children suffering from cancer in Kenyatta Hospital. She wants to come up with new policies and pricing healthcare products that can be affordable to the common citizen using pooled funds like NHIF, supporting the United Nations third sustainable goal.