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 VIOLA KONJI MUKOBA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Strathmore University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 9
" The Millennium Fellowship gives innovative and philanthropical youth a stand for their ideas to be heard. It provides space for guidance and implementation for their ideas to come to life. I believe the skills I will attain from the fellowship will further enable me to make an impact. I am excited to meet individuals with the same passion and drive I have to make social change. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: JengaJericho
Jenga is a Kiswahili word meaning build . Jericho is a small suburb in Nairobi Kenya. The project worked with primary students of class 6. It implemented "CS first unplugged" which is teaching Computer Science without a computer.The concepts of Computer Science are taught using games and puzzles.The activities introduce the kids to computational thinking through concepts such as binary numbers and algorithms. The aim of the project was to form a spark of interest in computer science especially since the world is in a technology stage.
About the Millennium Fellow
Viola Konji is a woman who hopes to break stereotypes and boundaries. She is passionate about giving every human being a voice to be heard and a space for sustainability. Konji is driven by her strong belief in equity. She is an advocate of animals rights and hopes to implement the consumption of high welfare meat, less meat, or no meat at all. Konji studies Computer Science. She became even more ardent about women in STEM thanks to her mentors at Pwaniteknowgalz. Konji hopes to highlight and be part of positive stories about black women, more so dark-skinned black women.