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 VANESSA BONARERI MOMANYI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Working and serving the community firsthand increased my sensitivity to the issues they face and fanned into flames the fiery passion to improve and better their living conditions. I believe that the Millennium Fellowship will empower me and enable this project come to life and give life and priviledge to the otherwise marginalized disabled community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Arts Express Share

The Arts Express Share project aim is to mobilize funds to accord students with disabilities musical and art supplies as an outlet to creative and self-expression. Our hope is that through the art and musical instruments alongside training, the level of participation, or inclusion in arts programs among young people with disabilities will improve significantly. In doing this, we are also after the students all round well- being which include increase in self esteem and self-worth that is born by creating something new or beautiful that connects with others and encourages socialization.

About the Millennium Fellow

Vanessa Bonareri Momanyi is a charismatic, passsionate and hardworking Actuarial Science student at Strathmore University. She served her highschool community as peer counselor to her fellow students where her passion to help the community did not end. Throughout her university years she volunteered as a social worker at the Port-Reitz Sub-County Hospital HIV/AIDS clinic and a caregiver at the Association of Physically disabled of Kenya (A.P.D.K). In both posts, she demonstrated remarkable charisma while dealing with the patients and great diligence with easing the load from staff members such as record keeping, Patient tracking(for the HIV clinic), laundry, cleaning, feeding and physical excercise for the latter association. It is without a doubt the great impact that she as a Millennium Fellow will have on the community.